azide

noun
\ ˈā-ˌzīd How to pronounce azide (audio) , ˈa- How to pronounce azide (audio) \

Definition of azide

: a compound containing the group N3 combined with an element or radical

Examples of azide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sodium azide, a colorless, tasteless and odorless powder, is used as a propellant in airbags, as a herbicide and a pest control agent as well as a laboratory preservative agent. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 23 Feb. 2022 Unlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. Tom Krisher, USA TODAY, 20 Dec. 2019 Unlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2019 Unlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. Tom Krisher, The Denver Post, 19 Dec. 2019 Unlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2019 Unlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Dec. 2019 Unlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2019 Air bag propellant Unlike previous recalls, the Takata non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. CBS News, 5 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of azide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Azide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azide. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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azide

noun
\ ˈā-ˌzīd How to pronounce azide (audio) , ˈaz-ˌīd How to pronounce azide (audio) \

Medical Definition of azide

: a compound containing the group N3 combined with an element or radical

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