butyl nitrite


Definition of butyl nitrite

: an oily liquid ester C4H9NO2 of butyl alcohol and nitrous acid that is inhaled illicitly especially as an aphrodisiac — compare popper

First Known Use of butyl nitrite

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butyl nitrite was in 1889

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“Butyl nitrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyl%20nitrite. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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butyl nitrite


Medical Definition of butyl nitrite

: a colorless pungent liquid C4H9NO2 inhaled by drug users for its stimulating effects which are similar to those of amyl nitrite

called also isobutyl nitrite


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