I. noun Date: 1804 a compound (as hydrogen peroxide) in which oxygen is visualized as joined to oxygen • peroxidic adjective II. transitive verb (-ided; -iding) Date: 1906 to treat with a peroxide; especially to bleach (hair) with hydrogen peroxide III. adjective Date: 1920 having or being bleached hair <
a peroxide blonde

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  • peroxide — [pər äk′sīd΄] n. [ PER + OXIDE] any oxide containing the O2 group in which the two atoms of oxygen are linked by a single bond; specif., hydrogen peroxide vt. peroxided, peroxiding to treat with a peroxide; esp. to bleach (hair, etc.) with… …   English World dictionary

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  • peroxide — 1804, formed in English from per large amount + OXIDE (Cf. oxide). Peroxide blonde is attested from 1918 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Peroxide — Per*ox ide, n. (Chem.) An oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest oxides. Cf. {Per }, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Peroxide — A peroxide is a compound containing an oxygen oxygen single bond. The simplest stable peroxide is hydrogen peroxide. Superoxides, dioxygenyls, ozones and ozonides compound are considered separately. NOTOC Organic chemistry In organic chemistry,… …   Wikipedia

  • peroxide — peroxidic /perr ok sid ik/, adj. /peuh rok suyd/, n., v., peroxided, peroxiding. n. 1. Chem. a. hydrogen peroxide, H2O2 or H O O H. b. a compound containing the bivalent group O2 , derived from hydrogen peroxide, as sodium peroxide, Na2O2, or… …   Universalium

  • peroxide — /pəˈrɒksaɪd / (say puh roksuyd) noun 1. Chemistry a. an oxide derived from hydrogen peroxide which contains the O O group; generally that oxide of an element or radical which contains an unusually large amount of oxygen. b. hydrogen peroxide,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Peroxide — Per|oxide,   Verbindungen des als Peroxogruppe, O O , vorliegenden Sauerstoffs mit Wasserstoff oder Metallen (anorganische Peroxide) oder mit organischen Resten (organische Peroxide). Technisch wichtige anorganische Peroxide sind neben dem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • peroxide — n. & v. n. Chem. 1 a = hydrogen peroxide. b (often attrib.) a solution of hydrogen peroxide used to bleach the hair or as an antiseptic. 2 a compound of oxygen with another element containing the greatest possible proportion of oxygen. 3 any salt …   Useful english dictionary

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