Definition of nitroglycerin
: an oily explosive poisonous liquid C3H5N3O9 used chiefly in making dynamite and in medicine as a vasodilator
Recent Examples of nitroglycerin from the Web
Analysis of the debris found residue of explosive materials, including nitroglycerin, that Islamic State fighters are known to use but that are not used in the GBU-38.
The report said traces of chemicals commonly used in Islamic State explosives, including pentaerythritol tetranitrate and nitroglycerin, were found in the debris.
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Origin and Etymology of nitroglycerin
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1852
NITROGLYCERIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nitroglycerin for English Language Learners
: a liquid that is used in making explosives and in medicine
NITROGLYCERIN Defined for Kids
Definition of nitroglycerin for Students
: an oily liquid explosive from which dynamite is made
Medical Definition of nitroglycerin
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