noun ni·tro·toluene

Definition of nitrotoluene

  1. :  a nitro derivative of toluene or a mixture of such derivatives: such as a :  the yellow liquid ortho mono derivative CH3C6H4NO2 made by nitration of toluene and used chiefly as an intermediate for azo dyes b :  the colorless crystalline solid para isomer obtained along with the ortho derivative and used similarly

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Origin and Etymology of nitrotoluene

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + toluene

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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