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Meaning & Definition of Nitroglycerin in English

English

Nitroglycerin

/naɪtroʊglɪsərən/

noun

1. 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)
    synonym:
  • nitroglycerin
  • ,
  • nitroglycerine
  • ,
  • trinitroglycerin
  • ,
  • glyceryl trinitrate
  • ,
  • Nitrospan
  • ,
  • Nitrostat