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

Examples of azide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The alkyne-azide bond was superefficient and left the original target, the acyl halide, largely untouched. Bydaniel Clery, science.org, 4 Oct. 2022 Previous attempts to bond alkyne and azide had not produced great results, but Meldal realized the copper ions were the key. Bydaniel Clery, science.org, 4 Oct. 2022 The process is called the copper catalysed azide-alkyne reaction. Josh Fischman, Scientific American, 5 Oct. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of azide was in 1878

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“Azide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/azide. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

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

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