Nitrous meaning

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Relating to or containing nitrogen, especially in a valence state lower than that in a comparable nitric compound.
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Of, like, or containing niter.
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Designating or of compounds in which nitrogen has a lower valence than in the corresponding nitric compounds.
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Containing nitrogen, especially nitrogen with a valence of 3.
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(chemistry) Of, relating to, or derived from nitrogen, especially in which the valence of the nitrogen is lower than that of a corresponding nitric species.
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(chemistry) Of, or relating to nitrous acid or its derivatives.
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(mycology, biology) Having a sharp odor like ammonia or nitric acid.
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(dentistry, informal) Nitrous oxide.
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