nitration

noun
ni·​tra·​tion | \ nī-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce nitration (audio) \

Definition of nitration

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

Other Words from nitration

nitrate \ ˈnī-​ˌtrāt How to pronounce nitration (audio) \ transitive verb
nitrator \ ˈnī-​ˌtrā-​tər How to pronounce nitration (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of nitration

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nitration was in 1876

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“Nitration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitration. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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nitration

noun
ni·​tra·​tion | \ nī-ˈtrā-shən How to pronounce nitration (audio) \

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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