dimethylhydrazine

noun

di·​meth·​yl·​hy·​dra·​zine ˌdī-ˌme-thəl-ˈhī-drə-ˌzēn How to pronounce dimethylhydrazine (audio)
: either of two flammable corrosive isomeric liquids C2H8N2 which are methylated derivatives of hydrazine and of which one is used as a rocket fuel

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This shrinking market has opened the door to the Angara rocket, which has the advantage of not using environmentally hazardous fuel for each of its stages—Proton engines used nitrogen tetroxide and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 25 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimethylhydrazine was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Dimethylhydrazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimethylhydrazine. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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