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(ˈeɪzəʊt; əˈzəʊt)
(Elements & Compounds) an obsolete name for nitrogen
[C18: from French, from Greek azōtos ungirded, intended for Greek azōos lifeless]
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(ˈnaɪ trə dʒən)

a colorless, odorless, gaseous element that constitutes about four-fifths of the volume of the atmosphere and is present in combined form in animal and vegetable tissues, esp. in proteins. Symbol: N; at. wt.: 14.0067; at. no.: 7; density: 1.2506 g/l at 0°C and 760 mm pressure.
[< French nitrogène (1790); see nitro-, -gen; so named from its presence in nitric acid]
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Noun1.azote - an obsolete name for nitrogenazote - an obsolete name for nitrogen  
atomic number 7, N, nitrogen - a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues
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But if we make the oxygen, we do not make the azote, that medium which the lungs do not absorb, and which ought to remain intact; and that azote will escape rapidly through the open scuttles."
My father said, too, that when he was dead, and I saw Pandafilando about to invade my kingdom, I was not to wait and attempt to defend myself, for that would be destructive to me, but that I should leave the kingdom entirely open to him if I wished to avoid the death and total destruction of my good and loyal vassals, for there would be no possibility of defending myself against the giant's devilish power; and that I should at once with some of my followers set out for Spain, where I should obtain relief in my distress on finding a certain knight-errant whose fame by that time would extend over the whole kingdom, and who would be called, if I remember rightly, Don Azote or Don Gigote."
The operation resulted to the arrest of Jesus Azote, 29; Sarah Jane Esto, 27; Roderick Principe, 36, all residents of Barangay Pansol, and Jermaine Tutanes, 44, of Caloocan City.
Zotefoams produces and sells lightweight AZOTE polyolefin and ZOTEK high-performance foams for diverse markets worldwide.
Un punto de conflicto era la facultad de ordenar el castigo de azote por el clero, pues las autoridades reales entendian que ello suponia una intromision en el ambito civil.