Oxy | Definition of Oxy by Merriam-Webster
\: containing oxygen or additional oxygen
—often used in combination oxyhemoglobin
Examples of oxy in a Sentence
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The company is a global manufacturer of welding products, arc welding equipment, welding consumables, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and robotic welding systems.
– Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021
The company, Black Hills Energy, will help the school test a new technology called flameless, pressurized oxy-fuel.
From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2020
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First Known Use of oxy
1910, in the meaning defined above
History and Etymology for oxy
French, from oxygène oxygen
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Medical Definition of oxy: containing oxygen or additional oxygen
—often used in combination
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Oxy- Definition & Meaning | Dictionary.com
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Oxy- definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
oxy- in American English 1
(ˈɑksɪ; ˈɑksə; ˈɑksi)
1. containing oxygen
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by
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oxy- in American English 2
sharp, pointed, acute, or acid
oxycephaly, oxymoron, oxygen
Word origin< Gr oxys, sharp, acid < IE *as- < base *ak- > Gr akmē, a point, L acus, a needle, acidus, sour
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Word origin [‹ Gk, comb. form of oxýs sharp, keen, acid]
oxy- in British English 1
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Word originfrom Greek, from oxus
oxy- in British English 2
combining form1. containing or using oxygen
2. a former equivalent of hydroxy-
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