HyperDic: nitrogen

English > 1 sense of the word nitrogen:
NOUNsubstancenitrogen, N, atomic number 7a common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas
nitrogen > pronunciation
Soundsnay'trahjhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > nitrogen: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas; constitutes / constitutes 78 percent of the atmosphere by volume; a constituent of all living tissues.
SynonymsN, atomic number 7
NarrowerazoteAn obsolete name for nitrogen
liquid nitrogennitrogen in a liquid state
Broaderchemical element, elementAny of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
gasA fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Substance ofairA mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
Spanishnitrógeno, número atómico 7
Catalannitrogen, número atòmic 7
Adjectivesnitric, nitrousof or containing nitrogen
nitrogenousof or relating to or containing nitrogen
Verbsnitrify, nitrogenizetreat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound

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