noun. ['ˈɑːksədʒən, ˈɑːksɪdʒən'] a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust.
- atomic number 8
- chemical element
- liquid oxygen
- leaded gasoline
- unleaded gasoline
- oxygène (French)
Words that Rhyme with Oxygen
How do you pronounce oxygen?
Pronounce oxygen as ˈɑksɪʤən.
US - How to pronounce oxygen in American English
UK - How to pronounce oxygen in British English
How do you spell oxygen? Is it oxyen ?
A common misspelling of oxygen is oxyen
Example sentences of the word oxygen
1. Noun, singular or mass
At this point, the heart rate increases and lungs work harder to bring in more oxygen.
2. Personal pronoun
Add oxygen bleach to the wash at the same time you add laundry detergent.
Quotes containing the word oxygen
1. Humor is the oxygen of children's literature. There's a lot of competition for children's time, but even kids who hate to read want to read a funny book.
- Sid Fleischman
2. I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.
- Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
3. Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.
- Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption