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nitro

[nahy-troh] /ˈnaɪ troʊ/
adjective
1.
Chemistry. containing the nitro group.
noun
Origin of nitro
1855-1860
1855-60; see nitro-

nitroso-

1.
a combining form of the nitroso group:
nitrosobenzene.
Also, especially before a vowel, nitros-.
Origin
combining form of Latin nitrōsus full of natron, equivalent to nitr(um) native soda, natron (< Greek nítron soda) + -ōsus -ose1; see -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for nitros

nitro

/ˈnaɪtrəʊ/
noun
1.
(slang) short for nitroglycerine
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Word Origin and History for nitros

nitro

n.

abbreviation of nitroglycerine, 1935, slang.

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nitros in Medicine

nitroso- pref.
Nitrosyl: nitrosobenzene.

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Slang definitions & phrases for nitros

nitro

noun

  1. Nitroglycerin; soup (1935+)
  2. Nitromethane, a fuel additive for cars (1960s+ Hot rodders)
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Related Abbreviations for nitros

nitro

nitroglycerin
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