What does peroxide mean?

Definitions for peroxide
pəˈrɒk saɪdper·ox·ide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hydrogen peroxide, peroxide(noun)

    a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels

  2. peroxide(verb)

    an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-

  3. peroxide(verb)

    bleach with peroxide

    "She must peroxide her hair-it looks unnaturally blond"


  1. peroxide(Noun)

    a divalent radical or anion containing two oxygen atoms linked by a covalent bond; any substance containing this group which yields hydrogen peroxide when treated with an acid

  2. peroxide(Noun)

    hydrogen peroxide, especially an aqueous solution

  3. peroxide(Verb)

    to treat (something) with hydrogen peroxide, especially hair in order to bleach it

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peroxide(noun)

    an oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest oxides. Cf. Per-, 2

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peroxide

    per-ox′īd, n. an oxide having a larger proportion of oxygen than any other oxide of the same series.—n. Peroxidā′tion.—v.t. and v.i. Perox′idise.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peroxide in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peroxide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of peroxide in a Sentence

  1. Ajay Sharma:

    The bones had been cleaned with hydrogen peroxide for sale locally to doctors and medical colleges.

  2. Brian Hostetler:

    In the presence of potassium iodide, hydrogen peroxide decomposes almost immediately.

  3. Kelly Keenan:

    The Results show that treatment with hydrogen peroxide concentrations similar to those found in whitening strips is enough to make the original collagen protein disappear.

Images & Illustrations of peroxide

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