Peroxide meaning

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The divalent O2 group, or a compound containing this group, such as sodium peroxide, Na2 O2 , used as an oxidizing agent or bleach.
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Any oxide containing the O2 group in which the two atoms of oxygen are linked by a single bond; specif., hydrogen peroxide.
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Hydrogen peroxide.
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To treat with peroxide.
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To treat with a peroxide; esp. to bleach (hair) with hydrogen peroxide.
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Bleached with hydrogen peroxide.
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A compound containing the group O2 . Peroxides are strong oxidizers and are used as industrial bleaches. When any peroxide is combined with an acid, one of the products is hydrogen peroxide.
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Hydrogen peroxide.
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(chemistry) 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.
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To treat (something) with hydrogen peroxide, especially hair in order to bleach it.
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To bleach (hair) with hydrogen peroxide.
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