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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
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Rev Alastair Prince found 52 empty metal nitrous oxide canisters strewn across the grounds of St Cuthbert's Church in Croxteth last month along with a deflated balloon.
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Thaxton, of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, found that the use of nitrous oxide improved satisfaction with pain management.
Peddling nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas - will be made a criminal offence under new laws published yesterday.
Peddling nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - will be made a criminal offence under new laws published yesterday.
During such episodes, she adds, there seems to be an ongoing supply of nitrous acid to maintain OH levels, which raises the question of where that supply is stored.
That reaction gives off nitrous oxide, which can harm the Earth's ozone layer and, molecule-for-molecule, has nearly 300 times the planet-warming capacity of carbon dioxide.
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