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Definition any compound of oxygen with another element
  • The study found that premature babies given nitric oxide with their oxygen were healthier.
  • Nitrogen oxides spewed from power plants contribute to acid rain.
  • The experts concluded that terrorists without nuclear backgrounds could assemble a nuclear bomb if it had the right materials (such as plutonium 239, uranium 235, plutonium oxide and uranium oxide).
  • Some of it turns into nitrous oxide, a gas that increases global warming.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • oxide = any compound of oxygen with another element
  • Colace, Dulcolax, prednisone, Zantac, enalapril, CellCept, Prograf, oxycodone, Keflex, magnesium oxide, nystatin, Valcyte.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Its air is not breathable for long, being contaminated with nitrous oxide and too much ozone.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • We treat with antibiotics till the urine is clear and use zinc oxide paste on their thighs and vulva.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • My mom would have said iron oxide or something like that.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The planet's famous red color is from iron oxide coating everything.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Aluminum doesn't oxidize in wet weather...or, more precisely, it always has a thin layer of oxide that prevents any further oxidation.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Like if you've got carbon monoxide gas and hydrogen gas and you toss in zinc and chromium oxide, and'what's the matter?'
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • When I arrived, a local officer was addressing a crowd of about twelve people, all thick legs in tight shorts, sunglasses, and hats, zinc oxide on noses.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Pink marble is caused by the presence of manganese oxides, gray marble is due to carbonaceous matter, yellow marble is attributed to a hydrous oxide of iron.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • On their thirtieth wedding anniversary, George gave Margaret a check for one hundred dollars, along with a note scribbled on the back of an aluminum oxide wrapper: "Next 30 years not as rough.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • It required a certain amount of scientific education to perceive that the grey scale of the Thing was no common oxide, that the yellowish-white metal that gleamed in the crack between the lid and the cylinder had an unfamiliar hue.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Realizing after months of insomnia that this might be the last great effort his health would permit, Webster stimulated his strength for the speech by oxide of arsenic and other drugs, and devoted the morning to polishing up his notes.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • That the Germans should consider its few pfennigs' worth of oxides and canvas among their proudest possessions, and that the Italians should feel relatively empty for their absence, said a great deal about the principles that Alessandro Giuliani continually struggled to understand and that Raphael had mastered completely.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It was not uncommon for me to find Misty waiting there, her hair slicked back into a ponytail, nose coated in zinc oxide as she swung her baton back and forth, but that day I stepped from the stairwell to see the principal standing there with Sally Jean, who was wearing her yard-work clothes, purse looped over her freckled arm, eyes red and anxious as she searched the hallway.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • He tried to count how many times she swallowed and he thought of the visit from the two zinc-oxide-faced men with the cigarettes in their straight-lined mouths and the Electronic-Eyed Snake winding down into the layer upon layer of night and stone and stagnant spring water, and he wanted to call out to her, how many have you taken tonight! the capsules! how many will you take later and not know? and so on, every hour! or maybe not tonight, tomorrow night!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • It was the rooftop summer, drinks or dinner, a wedged garden with a wrought iron table that's spored along its curved legs with oxide blight, and maybe those are old French roses climbing the chimney pot, a color called maiden's blush, or a long terrace with a slate surface and birch trees in copper tubs and the laughter of a dozen people sounding small and precious in the night, floating over the cold soup toward skylights and domes and water tanks, or a hurry-up lunch, an old friend,...
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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