Definition of Nitroglycerine

1. Noun. A heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat).




Definition of Nitroglycerine

1. Noun. (organic compound) The compound glyceryl-tri-nitrate or 1,2,3 tri-nitrooxy propane; the ester of glycerol with nitric acid; prepared by the careful addition of a mixture of nitric and sulphuric acids to glycerol with constant stirring and cooling; it is a thick, pale yellow liquid, that is highly explosive on concussion or on exposure to sudden heat; it is used in medicine as a vasodilator, and as an explosive in the form of dynamite which is safe to handle. ¹

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Definition of Nitroglycerine

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitroglycerine

nitrogenates
nitrogenating
nitrogenic
nitrogeniferous
nitrogenise
nitrogenize
nitrogenized
nitrogenless
nitrogenlike
nitrogenous
nitrogenous base
nitrogenous group transferases
nitrogens
nitroglycerin
nitroglycerin reductase
nitroglycerine (current term)
nitroglycerines
nitroglycerins
nitroguanidine
nitroguanidines
nitrohumic
nitrohumic acid
nitrohydrochloric
nitrohydrochloric acid
nitrohydroxyiodophenylacetate
nitroid shock
nitroimidazole
nitroimidazoles
nitroimine
nitroimines

Literary usage of Nitroglycerine

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1. Treatise on General and Industrial Organic Chemistry by Ettore Molinari (1921)
"Gum dynamite sometimes exudes a little nitroglycerine and so loses in shattering ... When 20 per cent, of collodion-cotton is dissolved in nitroglycerine, ..."

2. Manual of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1904)
"100 parte of nitroglycerine yield on combustion— Water 2O'o parts Carbonic acid . . . 58-0 „ Oxygen 35 „ Nitrogen 18-5 „ too-o „ As the specific gravity of ..."

3. Outlines of Industrial Chemistry: A Text-book for Students by Frank Hall Thorp, Warren Kendall Lewis (1916)
"The name nitroglycerine is a misnomer which was given under the erroneous ... nitroglycerine is somewhat soluble in both nitric and sulphuric acids, ..."

4. Notes on Military Explosives by Erasmus Morgan Weaver (1912)
"(a) Dynamite, nitroglycerine, and Explosive Gelatin. Dynamite.—If dynamite is to be tested the nitroglycerine must be extracted from the base. ..."

5. Notes on Military Explosives by Erasmus Morgan Weaver (1917)
"If dynamite is to be tested the nitroglycerine must be extracted from the base. To accomplish this, advantage is taken of the fact that water will displace ..."

6. A Handbook of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1872)
"The newly- formed nitroglycerine sinks to the bottom of the vesse.1 аз a heavy oily liquid, which is washed by décantation ; but if not intended for ..."

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