from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, oily liquid, CH3NO2, used in making dyes and resins, in organic synthesis, as a fuel in race car engines, and as a rocket propellant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a colourless oily liquid used in organic synthesis, and as a fuel for rockets, racing cars and model aircraft
- n. the simplest nitroparaffin, CH3NO2
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A nitro derivative of methane (CH3.NO2), obtained as a mobile liquid; -- called also nitrocarbol. It has been used as a rocket fuel and as a gasoline additive to add power to the fuel, especially in racing cars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless oily compound, CH3NO2, prepared by the action of silver nitrite on methyl iodide. It boils at 101° C. and has acid properties.
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