Definition of hydrazine in English:


Line breaks: hy¦dra|zine
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdrəziːn


[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless volatile alkaline liquid with powerful reducing properties, used in chemical synthesis and in some kinds of rocket fuels.
More example sentences
  • The concerns centre on the various types of fuel carried, such as hydrazine, a toxic colourless liquid with an ammonia-like odour, which can burn the skin.
  • The unusual microbes consume ammonia, producing hydrazine - better known as rocket fuel - in the process.
  • They were fueled by hydrazine, and after the war it was available cheaply.


late 19th century: from hydrogen + azo- + -ine4.

Definition of hydrazine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...