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

  • adj. Of, derived from, or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence state higher than that in a comparable nitrous compound.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing, nitrogen; specifically, designating any one of those compounds in which, as contrasted with nitrous compounds, the element has a higher valence

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or derived from niter: applied in chemistry to oxygen compounds of nitrogen which contain more oxygen than those other compounds to which the epithet nitrous is applied. See nitrous.

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  • adj. of or containing nitrogen


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