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nitrous

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noun ni·trous \ˈnī-trəs\

Definition of nitrous

informal

  1. :  nitrous oxide He began huffing nitrous by the case, causing vivid hallucinations. — David Peisner

1977

First Known Use of nitrous

1977


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nitrous

adjective ni·trous

Definition of nitrous

archaic

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing niter

Origin and Etymology of nitrous

New Latin nitrosus, from Latin, full of natron, from nitrum natron — more at niter


First Known Use: 1583


Medical Dictionary

nitrous

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adjective ni·trous \ˈnī-trəs\

Medical Definition of nitrous

  1. :  of, relating to, or containing nitrogen especially with a lower valence than in corresponding nitric compounds


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