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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence state higher than that in a comparable nitrous compound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) 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
  • adjective a colorless or yellowish liquid obtained by distilling a nitrate with sulphuric acid. It is powerfully corrosive, being a strong acid, and in decomposition a strong oxidizer.
  • adjective a white crystalline oxide of nitrogen (N2O5), called nitric pentoxide, and regarded as the anhydride of nitric acid.
  • adjective a colorless poisous gas (NO) obtained by treating nitric acid with copper. On contact with the air or with oxygen, it becomes reddish brown from the formation of nitrogen dioxide (NO2, also called nitric dioxide or nitric peroxide).

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

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  • adjective of or containing nitrogen

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