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nitrocotton

[nahy-troh-kot-n]
noun Chemistry.
  1. cellulose nitrate.
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Origin of nitrocotton

First recorded in 1895–1900; nitro- + cotton
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Historical Examples

  • After the nitration, the acid is removed and the nitrocotton boiled up in water to stabilize it.

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