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hydrazine

Line breaks: hy¦dra|zine
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdrəziːn
 
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Definition of hydrazine in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless volatile alkaline liquid with powerful reducing properties, used in chemical synthesis and in some kinds of rocket fuels.
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.

Origin

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

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