- nitrosylsulfuric acid,
- nitrous acid,
- nitrous bacteria,
- nitrous ether,
- nitrous oxide,
- nitroxanthic acid
Origin of nitrous
Examples from the Web for nitrous
Campbell is quoted saying “Nitrous oxide can explode on its own.”Branson’s Galactic Obstacles: Tom Bower Puts a Damper on Virgin’s Space Flight Dreams|Clive Irving|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The original seems dated now, but it all started here, from the unstoppable Diesel/Walker combo right down to the nitrous boosts.Best Paul Walker Performances: Ranking the ‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise|Jimmy So|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One distributor the office is tracking is reportedly raking in more than $60,000 on the bulk sale of nitrous.
As a drug, nitrous is among many forms of inhalants, including solvents and gasoline, that people use to alter the mind.
Nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, gives one an exhilarating feeling while operating as an anesthetic.Gina Gershon’s Trip to Heaven in the Dentist’s Chair|Gina Gershon|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, the Nitrous Sal Ammoniac would be in danger of taking fire and exploding, for a reason frequently mentioned above.
Also, the same weight of iron does not yield half the quantity of nitrous air that it does of inflammable.
The same thing also appeared when I applied the test of nitrous air.
This operation may be performed by a sand-heat; which is a speedy and commodious way of obtaining the Nitrous Acid.
Syrup of violets added to the nitrous water became of a pale red, but on standing about an hour, grew of a turbid brown cast.
Word Origin for nitrous
c.1600, from Latin nitrosus, from nitrum (see nitre). Originally "of nitre, pertaining to nitre;" more precise use in chemistry (designating a compound in which the nitrogen has a lower valence than the corresponding nitric compound) is from 1780s. Nitrous oxide attested from 1800.