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ni·tro·glyc·er·inalso ni·tro·glyc·er·ine (nī′trō-glĭs′ər-ĭn, -trə-)
A thick, pale yellow liquid, C3H5N3O9, that is explosive on concussion or exposure to sudden heat. It is used in the production of dynamite and blasting gelatin and as a vasodilator in medicine.
ni•tro•glyc•er•in(ˌnaɪ trəˈglɪs ər ɪn)
also ni•tro•glyc•er•ine(-ər ɪn, -əˌrin)
a highly explosive oily liquid, C3H5N3O9, used in explosives and as a vasodilator.
A thick, pale-yellow, explosive liquid formed by treating glycerin with nitric and sulfuric acids. It is used to make dynamite, and in medicine to dilate blood vessels.
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|Noun||1.||nitroglycerin - a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)|
blasting gelatin - mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
cordite - explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
dynamite - an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
Nitrospan, Nitrostat - trade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)