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nitroglycerins

nitroglycerins is a plural form of nitroglycerin

nitroglycerin

Definition:

a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

nitroglycerins

Type of:

vasodilator » dilator » drug » agent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C3H5N3O9 [chemical formula] | glyceryl trinitrate | nitroglycerine | trinitroglycerin | trinitroglycerine | nitro [informal] | Nitrospan [trade name] | Nitrostat [trade name]

Etymology:

International Scientific Vocabulary
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Nitroglycerin | NG | nitroglycerine | trinitroglycerin | trinitroglycerine | nitro | glyceryl trinitrate | 1,2,3-trinitroxypropane | 1,3-Dinitrooxypropan-2-yl nitrate [synonym] | ...

and warned vigorously against its use as an explosive. It was later adopted as a commercially useful explosive by Alfred Nobel. Nobel experimented with several safer ways to handle the dangerous nitroglycerin after his younger brother Emil Oskar Nobel... (39 of 3491 words, 3 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

nitroglycerin [chemical compound] | Glyceryl Trinitrate [synonym]

a powerful explosive and an important ingredient of most forms of dynamite. It's also used with nitrocellulose in some propellants, especially for ... (22 of 361 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

nitroglycerin | nitroglycerine | glonoin [medicine, synonym] | trinitroglycerine [synonym, sense-specific] | CH2NO3CHNO3CH2NO3 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

[chemistry] an oily liquid made by nitrating glycerol which is used in explosives and also medically to dilate arteries | a pale yellow viscous ... (23 of 270 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

nitroglycerin | C3H5N3O9 [chemical formula]

..., colorless, oily, highly explosive liquid. It's the nitric acid triester of glycerol and is more correctly called glycerol trinitrate. It's ... (21 of 123 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0835746​.html

Wiktionary:

nitroglycerine [organic chemistry] | trinitroglycerin

The compound glyceryl-tri-nitrate or 1,2,3 tri-nitrooxy propane; the ester of glycerol with nitric acid; prepared by the careful addition of a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids to glycerol with constant stirring and cooling; it's a thick, pale... (38 of 78 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

nitroglycerin | nitroglycerine | CH2(NO3)CH(NO3)CH2(NO3[chemical formula, sense-specific] | glyceryl trinitrate [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (ni·tro·glyc·er·in) | [chemistry] | an explosive yellow liquid made by nitrating glycerol, used in explosives such as dynamite. It's ... (18 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

nitroglycerin [pharmacology] | nitroglycerine | glonoin [synonym] | glyceryl trinitrate [synonym] | trinitroglycerin [synonym] | C3H5N3O9 [chemical formula]

a colorless, thick, oily, flammable, highly explosive, slightly water-soluble liquid prepared from glycerol with nitric and sulfuric acids: used ... (19 of 60 words, pronunciations)

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Merriam-Webster:

nitroglycerin | nitroglycerine | C3H5N3O9 [chemical formula]

an oily explosive poisonous liquid .. used chiefly in making dynamite and in medicine as a vasodilator (17 of 49 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nitroglycerin

American Heritage Dictionary:

nitroglycerin | C3H5N3O9 [chemical formula] | trinitroglycerin

A thick, pale yellow liquid, ..., that is explosive on concussion or exposure to sudden heat. It's used in the production of dynamite and blasting ... (25 of 39 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

nitroglycerin | nitroglycerine | glonoin | trinitroglycerin

a thick, pale-yellow, flammable, explosive oil, CH(ONO), prepared by treating glycerin with a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids: used in medicine ... (22 of 35 words, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

nitroglycerine [uncountable, chemistry] | nitroglycerin

a chemical used for making bombs and some types of medicine (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/nitroglycerine

Cambridge Dictionary:

nitroglycerine | nitroglycerin [United States]

a very powerful liquid explosive (5 of 14 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/nitroglycerine

Encarta Dictionary:

nitroglycerin | nitroglycerine | C3H5N3O9 [chemical formula] | glyceryl trinitrate [chemistry] | trinitroglycerin [chemistry]

a colorless thick oily flammable and explosive liquid. Use: manufacture of explosives, treatment of angina (15 of 36 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861683478​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

nitroglycerin | nitroglycerine

First use: 1857

Origin: International Scientific Vocabulary

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/nitroglycerin

nitro | nitro-

Origin: niter

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niter

First use: 1667

Origin: Middle English nitre natron, from Middle French, from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitron, from Egyptian nṯry

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/niter

Online Etymology:

nitroglycerine

First use: 1857

Origin: also nitroglycerin, "explosive oily liquid", from nitro-, combining form of nitric acid + "glycerin". So called because it was ... (20 of 28 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

nitroglycerine [organic chemistry]

Origin: nitro- + glycerine

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Collins Dictionary:

nitro | nitro- | before a vowel nitr-

Origin: from Greek nitronnatron

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New World Dictionary:

nitro

Origin: "nitro-"

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nitro-

Origin: Middle English nitre from Middle French from Latin nitrum from Greek nitron, native soda, natron from Hebrew or Egyptian: Hebrew ... (20 of 24 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

nitro [informal]

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: Shortening

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Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

nitroglycerine [uncountable, chemistry]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of nitroglycerin

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

nitroglycerin [uncountable]

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the Free Dictionary:

nitroglycerin

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trinitroglycerin

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nitroglycerine

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nitro

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Google Dictionary:

nitroglycerin

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YourDictionary Audio:

nitroglycerin

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trinitroglycerin

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nitro

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Collins Dictionary:

trinitroglycerine

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nitroglycerine | nitroglycerin

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nitroglycerine"

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nitro | nitro- | before a vowel nitr-

Audio: British English pronunciation of "nitro"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

nitroglycerine

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "nitroglycerine"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

nitroglycerine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "nitroglycerine"

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nitro

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