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.