amyl nitrate

noun

1
: a colorless liquid ester C5H11NO3 of amyl alcohol and nitric acid
2
: amyl nitrite
not used technically

Examples of amyl nitrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The traveling party Horse Meat Disco had commandeered the San Francisco bar, filling it with pounding dance music and the carnal stench of amyl nitrate poppers, but for three and a half hours, JP’s group sat at a booth behind a curtain passing back and forth their little white baggie of ketamine. Delilah Friedler, Rolling Stone, 6 Jan. 2023 No, those are amyl nitrate. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 13 Dec. 2021 Some routines, especially the one in which Reverend Mother repeatedly sniffs amyl nitrate, then rolls about the floor in a stupor, are interminable. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 23 Sep. 2019 Snyder didn’t send him to the hospital but instead treated him with amyl nitrate for angina; heparin, a blood thinner; and morphine for the pain. Marc Siegel, Slate Magazine, 19 Jan. 2017 Snyder didn’t send him to the hospital but instead treated him with amyl nitrate for angina Marc Siegel, Slate Magazine, 19 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of amyl nitrate was in 1867

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“Amyl nitrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amyl%20nitrate. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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