HyperDic: trinitroglycerin

English > 1 sense of the word trinitroglycerin:
NOUNsubstancetrinitroglycerin, nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, glyceryl trinitrate, Nitrospan, Nitrostata heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid / liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol
English > trinitroglycerin: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid / liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan / Nitrospan and Nitrostat / Nitrostat).
Synonymsnitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, glyceryl trinitrate, Nitrospan, Nitrostat
BroadernitrateAny compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
vasodilator, vasodilativeA drug that causes dilation of blood vessels
Substance ofNitrospan, Nitrostattrade names for nitroglycerin used as a coronary vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris
blasting gelatinmixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
corditeexplosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
dynamiteAn explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
Spanishnitroglicerina
Catalannitroglicerina

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