nitration

noun ni·tra·tion \ nī-ˈtrā-shən \

Definition of nitration

: the process of adding a nitro group to an organic compound

nitrate

play \ˈnī-ˌtrāt\ transitive verb

nitrator

play \ˈnī-ˌtrā-tər\ noun

First Known Use of nitration

1876

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nitration

noun ni·tra·tion \ nī-ˈtrā-shən \

medical Definition of nitration

: the process of treating or combining with nitric acid or a nitrate; especially : conversion of an organic compound into a nitro compound or a nitrate

nitrate

verb nitrated; nitrating

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