nitration

noun
ni·tra·tion | \ nī-ˈtrā-shən \

Definition of nitration 

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

Other words from nitration

nitrate \ˈnī-ˌtrāt \ transitive verb
nitrator \ˈnī-ˌtrā-tər \ noun

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other words from nitration

nitrate verb nitrated; nitrating

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