How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"oxy" is a shortening of "oxygen" in modern English
"oxygen" is from "oxus" (sharp or acid) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "oxygen" or "additional oxygen" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Provide a flow sheet for the manufacture of zirconium oxychloride.|
|People with some types of heart disease need to have their medical oxygen regulated carefully to oxygenate their blood properly.|