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EtymologyEdit

zuur (sour) +‎ stof (matter), a loose loan translation (1792) of French oxygène (1783), possibly after German Sauerstoff (1791). Compare English sourstuff.

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NounEdit

zuurstof f (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) oxygen

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