from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An oily colorless liquid, CCl3NO2, that causes skin, lung, and mucous membrane irritation and is used in tear gas and in dyestuffs, disinfectants, insecticides, and soil fumigants. Also called nitrochloroform.
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- n. The chlorinated derivative of nitromethane CCl3NO2 that is used as a pesticide and tear gas
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pungent colorless liquid (CNO2Cl3), the vapor of which attacks the eyes powerfully.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas
chloro- + picr(o)- + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)