Meaning of peroxide
Pronunciation: (pu-rok'sīd), [key]
— n., v., -id•ed, -id•ing.
- hydrogen peroxide, H2O2 or H–O–O–H.
- a compound containing the bivalent group –O2–, derived from hydrogen peroxide, as sodium peroxide, Na2O2, or dimethyl peroxide, C3H6O2.
- the oxide of an element that contains an unusually large amount of oxygen.
- to use peroxide as a bleaching agent on (esp. the hair).
- peroxide (Thesaurus)