a binary compound of oxygen with some other element or with a radical
Origin of oxideFrench ; from Classical Greek oxys, acid, sour (see oxy-) + French (ac)ide, acid
Divalent anionic oxygen, or a compound of oxygen, especially a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element.
Origin of oxideFrench : ox(ygène), oxygen; see oxygen + (ac)ide, acid (from Latin acidus, tart, acid; see acid).
Archaic French oxide (now oxyde), from a blend of ox(ygene) and (ac)ide, coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier.