from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical compound that contains the group N3.

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  • n. the univalent N3 radical or functional group or any ester containing this group
  • n. the N3- anion or any salt containing this anion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical.
  • n. any chemical compound containing the azido group -N3, such as sodium azide (ionic and inorganic) or ethyl azide (organic and nonionic).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical


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  • The bomb also contained lead azide, which is used in detonators.

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  • US officials have said each bomb was attached to a syringe containing lead azide, a chemical initiator that would have detonated the PETN explosive packed into each printer cartridge.

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  • It was chambered for .22 long rifle, and Case would've preferred lead azide explosives to the simple Chinese hollow points Shin had sold him.

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  • Seems like finding a battery (and some systems are even batteryless) would be easier than trying to locate a source of percussion caps, primers, or their contents (lead azide, sodium perchlorate).

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  • School officials say the coffee came from a machine near their lab that later tested positive for a common chemical used in labs, sodium azide.

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  • November 16, 2007 at 3:30 am puttin azide t3h photochopz… omgwtf is twins!

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  • It also says that some steps in production are potentially hazardous because they involve the use of sodium azide, the chemical that makes automobile air bags inflate in an explosive rush.


  • Hexamine peroxide, lead azide, acetone peroxide, also know as TATP, a compound allegedly found in Richard Reid's unsuccessful sneaker bomb.

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  • Maiden Court had stood four-square to the wind since its first owner, a wild Norman nobleman, who had dug its first sod and had relished the battle to wrest its acres from the forest, had laid azide his battle dress and founded his family, and that was good enough for Harry.

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  • Recent hard-topredict questions have arisen, for example, concerning the permeability of different grades of latex to the AIDS virus or the possible risks posed by the sodium azide used in airbags when cars are junked.

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