nitroparaffin

noun
ni·​tro·​par·​af·​fin | \ ˌnī-trō-ˈper-ə-fən How to pronounce nitroparaffin (audio) , -ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of nitroparaffin

: any of various nitro derivatives of alkanes

First Known Use of nitroparaffin

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Nitroparaffin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitroparaffin. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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