Definition of nitrous

Definition of nitrous
  1. nitrous Adjective of, relating to, or derived from nitrogen, especially in which the valence of the nitrogen is lower than that of a corresponding nitric species
  2. nitrous Adjective of, or relating to nitrous acid or its derivatives
  3. nitrous Adjective having a sharp odor like ammonia or nitric acid
  4. nitrous Noun Nitrous oxide.
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