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Meaning of oxy-

oxy-

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  1. a combining form meaning “sharp,” “acute,” “keen,” “pointed,” “acid,” used in the formation of compound words: oxycephalic; oxygen; oxymoron.

oxy-

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  1. a combining form representingin compound words, sometimes as an equivalent of hydroxy-: oxychloride.
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