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[puh-rok-sahyd] /pəˈrɒk saɪd/


verb (used with object), peroxided, peroxiding.
to use peroxide as a bleaching agent on (especially the hair).
short for hydrogen peroxide, esp when used for bleaching hair
any of a class of metallic oxides, such as sodium peroxide, Na2O2, that contain the divalent ion –O-O–
(not in technical usage) any of certain dioxides, such as manganese peroxide, MnO2, that resemble peroxides in their formula but do not contain the –O-O– ion
any of a class of organic compounds whose molecules contain two oxygen atoms bound together. They tend to be explosive
(modifier) of, relating to, bleached with, or resembling peroxide
(transitive) to bleach (the hair) with peroxide

1804, formed in English from per- “large amount” + oxide. Peroxide blonde is attested from 1918.

peroxide per·ox·ide (pə-rŏk’sīd’)



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