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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Peroxide  \Per*ox"ide\,  n.  (Chem.) 
  An  oxide  containing  more  oxygen  than  some  other  oxide  of  the 
  same  element.  Formerly  peroxides  were  regarded  as  the  highest 
  oxides.  Cf  {Per-},  2. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  viscous  liquid  with  strong  oxidizing  properties;  a 
  powerful  bleaching  agent;  also  used  as  a  disinfectant 
  and  (in  strong  concentrations)  as  an  oxidant  in  rocket 
  fuels  [syn:  {hydrogen  peroxide}] 
  2:  an  inorganic  compound  containing  the  divalent  ion  -O-O- 
  v  :  bleach  with  peroxide,  as  of  hair 

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