from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, fuming, corrosive hygroscopic liquid, H2NNH2, used in jet and rocket fuels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A corrosive, fuming liquid, NH2-NH2, used as a rocket fuel.
- n. Any member of the class of organic compounds formally derived from NH2-NH2.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of a series of nitrogenous bases, resembling the amines and produced by the reduction of certain nitroso and diazo compounds; They are derivatives of hydrazine proper, H2N.NH2, which is a doubled amido group, recently (1887) isolated as a stable, colorless gas, with a peculiar, irritating odor. As a base it forms distinct salts. Called also diamide, amidogen, (or more properly diamidogen), etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Diamide, H4N2, a colorless stable gas, soluble in water, having a peculiar odor and a strongly alkaline reaction.
- n. The general name of a class of bodies derived from this gas by replacing one or more of its hydrogen atoms by a compound radical: as, ethyl hydrazine, C2H5N2H3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless fuming corrosive liquid; a powerful reducing agent; used chiefly in rocket fuels
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