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[az-oht, ey-zoht, uh-zoht]
noun Chemistry.
  1. nitrogen.
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Origin of azote

1785–95; < French < Greek ázōtos ungirt, taken to mean lifeless
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Historical Examples of azote

  • The gaseous oxide of azote is perfectly respirable when pure.

    The Royal Institution

    Bence Jones

  • Phosphorus enters into combination with oxygen, azote, hydrogen, and carbon.

  • Philip after this adventure, made his appearance at Ashdod, or Azote.

    The Apostles

    Ernest Renan

  • Substances which contain no azote, from whatever class they are obtained, cannot serve for nutrition.

  • Azote and the Gaza road were the limit of the first Gospel preaching towards the south.

    The Apostles

    Ernest Renan

British Dictionary definitions for azote


  1. an obsolete name for nitrogen
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Word Origin for azote

C18: from French, from Greek azōtos ungirded, intended for Greek azōos lifeless
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