butyl nitrite


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butyl nitrite

n.
A colorless, volatile liquid butyl ester of nitrous acid, C4H9NO2, included as an ingredient in some household room deodorizers and used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

bu′tyl ni′trite


n.
a volatile liquid, C4H9NO2, used as an active ingredient in some household deodorizers. Compare popper (def. 3).
[1975–80]
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Noun1.butyl nitrite - a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
vasodilative, vasodilator - a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels
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