nitroglycerine definition

  • noun:
    • The mixture glyceryl-tri-nitrate or 1,2,3 tri-nitrooxy propane; the ester of glycerol with nitric acid; prepared by the careful inclusion of an assortment of nitric and sulphuric acids to glycerol with continual stirring and soothing; it's a thick, pale yellow liquid, that's very explosive on concussion or on exposure to unexpected heat; it is utilized in medicine as a vasodilator, so that as an explosive in the form of dynamite that is safe to deal with.
    • a heavy yellowish poisonous greasy explosive fluid gotten by nitrating glycerol; utilized in making explosives and clinically as a vasodilator (trade brands Nitrospan and Nitrostat)

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