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Noun: peroxide  pu'rók,sId
  1. A viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
    - hydrogen peroxide
  2. An inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-
Verb: peroxide  pu'rók,sId
  1. Bleach with peroxide
    "She must peroxide her hair-it looks unnaturally blond"

Derived forms: peroxiding, peroxides, peroxided

Type of: bleach, oxidant, oxide, oxidiser [Brit], oxidising agent [Brit], oxidizer, oxidizing agent

Encyclopedia: Peroxide