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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.
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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]
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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-]
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ni·trous

(nī′trəs)
Containing nitrogen, especially with a valence of 3. Compare nitric.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nitrous - of or containing nitrogennitrous - of or containing nitrogen; "nitric acid"
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Translations

nitrous

[ˈnaɪtrəs] ADJnitroso
nitrous acidácido m nitroso
nitrous oxideóxido m nitroso
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nitrous

:
nitrous acid
nsalpetrige Säure
nitrous oxide
nDistickstoffmonoxid nt, → Lachgas nt
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nitrous

[ˈnaɪtrəs] adjnitroso/a
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As when a spark Lights on a heap of nitrous Powder, laid Fit for the Tun som Magazin to store Against a rumord Warr, the Smuttie graine With sudden blaze diffus'd, inflames the Aire: So started up in his own shape the Fiend.
The sight of the planet through a telescope is worth all the course on astronomy; the shock of the electric spark in the elbow, outvalues all the theories; the taste of the nitrous oxide, the firing of an artificial volcano, are better than volumes of chemistry.
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The alcohol and nitrous oxide were seized by officers, who warned the gas can be fatal.
Leaders at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said a new public awareness campaign should be introduced to spell out the risks from nitrous oxide - which has been involved in the deaths of 36 people since 2001 in England and Wales.
Leaders at the Royal College of Nursing said a new public awareness campaign should be introduced to spell out the risks from nitrous oxide - which has been involved in the deaths of 36 people since 2001 in England and Wales.
DETECTIVES say cylinders of nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, have been stolen from a hospital.
The use of nitrous oxide in dermatology and dermatologic surgery is becoming more common.
West Midlands Police called for a review of the club after witnessing nitrous oxide being sold from balloons for PS5 each on Boxing Day last year.
Luke's Medical Center (P/SL) is pleased to now offer Nitrous Oxide (also known as "laughing gas") as an option to delivering mothers to provide anxiety relief during childbirth.
A SHOP has been raided by police following claims it was 'openly selling' nitrous oxide.