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nitrous oxide

n.
A colorless, sweet-tasting gas, N2O, used as a mild anesthetic in dentistry and surgery.

nitrous oxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless nonflammable slightly soluble gas with a sweet smell: used as an anaesthetic in dentistry and surgery. Formula: N2O. Systematic name: dinitrogen oxide Also called: laughing gas

ni′trous ox′ide


n.
a colorless, sweet-smelling gas, N2O, that may induce euphoria when inhaled: used for mild anesthesia.
[1790–1800]

nitrous oxide

A colorless, sweet-smelling gas, N2O. It is used as a mild anesthetic, in which use it is often called laughing gas. Nitrous oxide occurs naturally in the atmosphere and is a greenhouse gas.
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Noun1.nitrous oxide - inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgerynitrous oxide - inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
ammonium nitrate - used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant
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typpioksiduuli
gas esilaranteossido di diazoto

nitrous oxide

n óxido nitroso
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