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ni·trous

 (nī′trəs)
adj.
Relating to or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence state lower than that in a comparable nitric compound.

nitrous

(ˈnaɪtrəs)
adj
(Chemistry) of, derived from, or containing nitrogen, esp in a low valency state
[C17: from Latin nitrōsus full of natron]
[see nitre]

ni•trous

(ˈnaɪ trəs)

adj.
1. pertaining to compounds obtained from niter, usu. containing less oxygen than the corresponding nitric compounds.
2. containing nitrogen, usu. in the trivalent state.
[1595–1605; < Latin nitrōsus full of natron. See nitroso-]

ni·trous

(nī′trəs)
Containing nitrogen, especially with a valence of 3. Compare nitric.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nitrous - of or containing nitrogennitrous - of or containing nitrogen; "nitric acid"
Translations

nitrous

[ˈnaɪtrəs] ADJnitroso
nitrous acidácido m nitroso
nitrous oxideóxido m nitroso

nitrous

:
nitrous acid
nsalpetrige Säure
nitrous oxide
nDistickstoffmonoxid nt, → Lachgas nt

nitrous

[ˈnaɪtrəs] adjnitroso/a
References in classic literature ?
As when a spark Lights on a heap of nitrous Powder, laid Fit for the Tun som Magazin to store Against a rumord Warr, the Smuttie graine With sudden blaze diffus'd, inflames the Aire: So started up in his own shape the Fiend.
The sight of the planet through a telescope is worth all the course on astronomy; the shock of the electric spark in the elbow, outvalues all the theories; the taste of the nitrous oxide, the firing of an artificial volcano, are better than volumes of chemistry.
Birmingham Conservatives are calling for the use of green walls on major commuter routes throughout the city following research showing the creeping plants cut levels of dangerous nitrous oxide and other harmful pollutants in the atmosphere.
POLICE are warning people of the dangerous effects of inhaling "laughing gas" after receiving reports of young people inhaling nitrous oxide and empty canisters being found.
Since laughing gas has become the fashionable high at pop festivals, more and more individuals are peddling "cream chargers" because they are filled with nitrous oxide gas, or 'NOS'.
In a landmark ruling last month, senior judges deemed the sale of nitrous oxide illegal.
An Australian college student is recovering after she was left with severe nerve damage to spinal cord after inhaling 360 canisters of nitrous oxide (N2O) or laughing gas in a week.
Objective: To investigate the Clinical practice value of nitrous oxide inhalation and intravenous propofol and midazolam sedation in transnasal gastroscopy.
The drug - nitrous oxide, which is also known as laughing gas - has been in widespread use at Glastonbury despite warnings from the organisers about its dangers.
The canisters filled with nitrous oxide can be sold for a number of legitimate uses, most commonly under the ruse of whipped cream chargers - but production and possession with intent is illegal.
The casings of nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - are meant for chefs who use it to whip cream when making desserts.