ni·​tro·​par·​af·​fin ˌnī-trō-ˈper-ə-fən How to pronounce nitroparaffin (audio)
: any of various nitro derivatives of alkanes

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First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nitroparaffin was in 1874

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“Nitroparaffin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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