nitro

adjective
ni·​tro | \ ˈnī-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce nitro (audio) \

Definition of nitro

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

nitro

noun
plural nitros

Definition of nitro (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various nitrated products specifically : nitroglycerin

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But nitro finishes dull over time and the paint chips off. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "Can Guitar Paint Affect Your Tone?," 31 Dec. 2018 This is not to say poly and nitro produce no tonal differences. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "Can Guitar Paint Affect Your Tone?," 31 Dec. 2018 The taps run with 14 draft beers, four wines and a nitro coffee. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Tea + Victory board game café opens April 10 in the Heights area," 6 Apr. 2018 Shiru offers drip, decaf, espresso, cold brew, and nitro coffee, as well as four types of tea, six types of lattes, and orange juice. Fox News, "Students ‘pay’ for coffee with personal data," 4 Oct. 2018 The nitro Mokuren Matcha is the most spectacular and sophisticated nonalcoholic drink option in Philly right now. Joy Manning, Philly.com, "Where to drink in Philadelphia during Dry July," 12 July 2018 The new lids are already being used in more than 8,000 stores in North America for beverages such as draft nitro. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020," 9 July 2018 Craft & Common’s taps are filled with a draft latte, cold brew, cold brew on nitro and kombucha. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Sneak peek: Craft & Common coffee, retail shop in downtown Orlando," 26 June 2018 Vibe: Quick & caffeinated Don’t miss: The nitro cold brew coffee and pour-over tea. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "From boozy to brunchable, where to eat and drink at the Pride parade," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of nitro

Adjective

1881, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nitro

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The first known use of nitro was in 1881

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nitro

adjective
ni·​tro | \ ˈnī-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce nitro (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitro

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing or being the monovalent group NO2 united through nitrogen

nitro

noun
plural nitros

Medical Definition of nitro (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various nitrated products specifically : nitroglycerin

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