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nitrous British & World English

Of or containing nitrogen, especially in a state of low valency

nitrous acid British & World English

An unstable, weak acid, existing only in solution and in the gas phase, made by the action of acids on nitrites

nitrous oxide British & World English

A colourless gas with a sweetish odour, prepared by heating ammonium nitrate. It produces exhilaration or anaesthesia when inhaled and is used (mixed with oxygen) as an anaesthetic and as an aerosol propellant