nitrous gas

  • 1 Nitrous — is an often used abbreviation for the chemical compound nitrous oxide (N2O) also referred to as NOS. The term NOS is derived from the abbreviation of the company name Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS), one of the pioneering companies in the development …

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  • 2 Nitrous oxide fuel blend — propellants are a class of liquid rocket propellants. The fuel and oxidizer are blended and stored, and are sometimes referred to as mixed monopropellants . Upon use, the propellant is heated or passed over a catalyst bed and the Nitrous oxide… …

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  • 3 nitrous oxide hallucination —    Nitrous oxide is also known as dinitrogen oxide (N2O) and laughing gas. All three names refer to a colourless, nonflammable gas that is widely used in biomedicine and dentistry for its anaesthetic effects. The term nitrous oxide hallucination… …

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  • 4 Gas, laughing — Nitrous oxide, a gas capable of causing general anesthesia. Today nitrous oxide is sometimes given in the company of other anesthetic agents but is no longer used as the sole anesthetic agent because the concentration of nitrous oxide needed to… …

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  • 5 Nitrous acid — Preferred IUPAC name Nitrous acid …

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  • 6 Nitrous — Ni trous, a. [L. nitrosus full of natron: cf. F. nitreux. See {Niter}.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or containing, niter; of the quality of niter, or resembling it. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of those compounds …

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  • 7 Nitrous acid — Nitrous Ni trous, a. [L. nitrosus full of natron: cf. F. nitreux. See {Niter}.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or containing, niter; of the quality of niter, or resembling it. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of those… …

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  • 8 Nitrous oxide — Nitrous Ni trous, a. [L. nitrosus full of natron: cf. F. nitreux. See {Niter}.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or containing, niter; of the quality of niter, or resembling it. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of those… …

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  • 9 gas — [gas] n. pl. gases or gasses [gas′iz] [ModL, altered by Van Helmont (1577 1644), Belgian chemist (with g pronounced, as in Du, as a voiced fricative) < Gr chaos, air (see CHAOS), term used by Paracelsus] 1. the fluid form of a substance in… …

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  • 10 gas — ► NOUN (pl. gases or chiefly US gasses) 1) an air like fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity. 2) a flammable substance of this type used as a fuel. 3) a gaseous anaesthetic such as nitrous… …

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  • 11 nitrous oxide — ► NOUN ▪ a colourless gas with a sweetish odour, used as an anaesthetic …

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  • 12 nitrous oxide — n. a colorless, nonflammable gas, N2O, used as an anesthetic and in aerosols …

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  • 13 Nitrous oxide — N2O redirects here. For other uses, see N2O (disambiguation). Laughing gas redirects here. For other uses, see Laughing gas (disambiguation). Not to be confused with nitric oxide (formula NO) or nitrogen dioxide (formula NO2). For other uses, see …

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  • 14 Nitrous oxide and oxygen — Entonox CD cylinder and giving set Gas and air redirects here, for the 1923 film, see Gas and Air (film) A mix of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50% is a medical anaesthesia gas, commonly known as Entonox (a registered trademark of BOC) or Nitronox …

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  • 15 Nitrous oxide engine — This page discusses the use of nitrous oxide in a racing context. For other uses, see Nitrous oxide. Dragster in near lane is purging nitrous oxide Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a chemical compound used as an oxidizing agent to increase an internal… …

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  • 16 nitrous oxide — Chem., Pharm. a colorless, sweet smelling, sweet tasting, nonflammable, slightly water soluble gas, N2O, that sometimes produces a feeling of exhilaration when inhaled: used chiefly as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery, in the manufacture of …

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  • 17 nitrous oxide — N2O; a nonflammable, nonexplosive gas that will support combustion; widely used as a rapidly acting, rapidly reversible, nondepressant, and nontoxic inhalation analgesic to supplement other anesthetics and analgesics; its anesthetic potency alone …

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  • 18 gas — gasless, adj. /gas/, n., pl. gases, v., gassed, gassing. n. 1. Physics. a substance possessing perfect molecular mobility and the property of indefinite expansion, as opposed to a solid or liquid. 2. any such fluid or mixture of fluids. 3. any… …

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  • 19 Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) — A gas that can cause general anesthesia. Nitrous oxide is sometimes given in the company of other anesthetic agents but it is not used today as the only anesthetic agent because the concentration of nitrous oxide needed to produce anesthesia is… …

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  • 20 gas — n. accelerator 1) to step on the gas combustible gaseous mixture 2) to light, turn on the gas 3) to turn off the gas 4) coal; natural gas substance dispersed through the air to disable the enemy 5) mustard; nerve; poison, toxic; tear gas misc. 6) …

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