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ni'trogen tetrox'ide



Chem.
a poisonous compound, N2O4, occurring as a colorless, water-soluble solid or liquid, dissociating into NO2: used chiefly as an oxidizer, esp. in rocket fuels, as a nitrating agent, and as an intermediate in the manufacture of nitric acid.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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