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The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
Alfred Nobel

Meaning of "nitroglycerine" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NITROGLYCERINE

nitroglycerine  [ˌnaɪtrəʊˈɡlɪsəˌriːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NITROGLYCERINE

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Nitroglycerine is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NITROGLYCERINE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

nitroglycerine

Nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin, also known as nitroglycerine, trinitroglycerin, trinitroglycerine, or nitro, is more correctly known as glyceryl trinitrate or more formally: 1,2,3-trinitroxypropane. It is a heavy, colorless, oily, explosive liquid most commonly produced by treating glycerol with white fuming nitric acid under conditions appropriate to the formation of the nitric acid ester. Chemically, the substance is an organic nitrate compound rather than a nitro compound, but the traditional name is often retained. Since the 1860s, nitroglycerin has been used as an active ingredient in the manufacture of explosives, mostly dynamite, and as such it is employed in the construction, demolition, and mining industries. Similarly, since the 1880s, it has been used by the military as an active ingredient, and a gelatinizer for nitrocellulose, in some solid propellants, such as Cordite and Ballistite. Nitroglycerin is also a major component in double-based smokeless gunpowders used by reloaders. Combined with nitrocellulose, there are hundreds of combinations used by rifle, pistol, and shotgun reloaders.

Definition of nitroglycerine in the English dictionary

The definition of nitroglycerine in the dictionary is a pale yellow viscous explosive liquid substance made from glycerol and nitric and sulphuric acids and used in explosives, and in medicine as a vasodilator. Formula: CH2NO3CHNO3CH2NO3 Also called: trinitroglycerine.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NITROGLYCERINE


aegirine
ˈiːdʒɪˌriːn
alizarine
əˈlɪzəˌriːn
balzarine
ˈbælzəˌriːn
berberine
ˈbɜːbəˌriːn
buckminsterfullerene
ˌbʌkmɪnstəˈfʊləˌriːn
butterine
ˈbʌtəˌriːn
cadaverine
kəˈdævəˌriːn
cinnabarine
ˈsɪnəbəˌriːn
curarine
ˈkjʊərəˌriːn
fullerene
ˈfʊləˌriːn
Gadarene
ˈɡædəˌriːn
green
ɡriːn
gregarine
ˈɡrɛɡəˌriːn
papaverine
pəˈpeɪvəˌriːn
pelerine
ˈpɛləˌriːn
polverine
ˈpɒlvəˌriːn
sapphirine
ˈsæfəˌriːn
submarine
ˈsʌbməˌriːn
trinitroglycerine
traɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈɡlɪsəˌriːn
wolverine
ˈwʊlvəˌriːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NITROGLYCERINE

nitrogelatin
nitrogelatine
nitrogen
nitrogen cycle
nitrogen dioxide
nitrogen fixation
nitrogen gas
nitrogen monoxide
nitrogen mustard
nitrogen peroxide
nitrogen tetroxide
nitrogen-fixing
nitrogenase
nitrogenisation
nitrogenise
nitrogenization
nitrogenize
nitrogenous
nitroglycerin
nitrohydrochloric acid

WORDS THAT END LIKE NITROGLYCERINE

algerine
anserine
atherine
Catherine
cycloserine
eserine
exocrine
extrauterine
ferine
glycerine
intrauterine
Katherine
passerine
phosphatidylserine
piperine
riverine
serine
speakerine
tangerine
uterine
viperine

Synonyms and antonyms of nitroglycerine in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «nitroglycerine» into 25 languages

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Find out the translation of nitroglycerine to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nitroglycerine from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nitroglycerine» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

硝化甘油
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nitroglicerina
570 millions of speakers

English

nitroglycerine
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाईट्रोग्लिसनीन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النيتروجلسرين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нитроглицерин
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nitroglicerina
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাইট্রোগ্লিস্যারীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nitroglycérine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nitrogliserin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nitroglycerin
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ニトログリセリン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

니트로 글리세린
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nitrogliserin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiêu toan cam du
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

nitroglycerine
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नायट्रोग्लिसरीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nitrogliserin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nitroglicerina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nitrogliceryna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нітрогліцерин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nitroglicerină
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νιτρογλυκερίνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nitrogliserien
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

nitroglycerin
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nitroglyserin
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nitroglycerine

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QUOTES WITH «NITROGLYCERINE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nitroglycerine.
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Alfred Nobel
The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NITROGLYCERINE»

Discover the use of nitroglycerine in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nitroglycerine and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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100 Greatest Science Inventions of All Time
He used gunpowder, but by 1 860 he wanted to shift to nitroglycerine because of its greater explosive power. The Nobel family converted their Swedish factory to produce nitroglycerine bombs, each armed with one of the blasting caps Alfred ...
Kendall F. Haven, 2006
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The Preparatory Manual of Explosives
500 milliliters of a 5% sodium bicarbonate solution Summary: Nitroglycerine is prepared by the nitration of glycerol with a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acids. After the reaction, the reaction mixture is added to ice, the product layer is removed, ...
Jared Ledgard, 2007
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A Handbook of Chemical Technology
The newly- formed nitroglycerine sinks to the bottom of the vessel as a heavy oily liquid, which is washed by decantation ; but if not intended for transport — and experience has proved the transport of nitroglycerine to be highly dangerous ...
Johann Rudolf von Wagner, Sir William Crookes, 1872
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The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science; with ...
The explosive properties of nitroglycerine CeH,(N04)jO«. and the accounts of experiments made with it in different parts of Sweden, Germany, and Switzerland, determined MM. Schmitt and Dietsch, the proprietors of the great quarries of ...
Sir William Crookes, 1866
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Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science
NITROGLYCERINE OR GLONOINE. The awful accident which lately took place at New- castle-on-Tyne, caused by the sudden explosion of nitroglycerine, or Nobel's patent blasting oil, has induced me to collect together, from various sources, ...
Sir William Crookes, 1868
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Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science
When pure, nitroglycerine is a liquid of from 1525 to I '6 specific gravity; it has no odour, is often colourless or yellowish, has a sweet, pungent, aromatic taste, and is powerfully poisonous. It is only very slightly soluble in water, readily so in ...
‎1868
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The Preparatory Manual of Black Powder and Pyrotechnics, ...
barium nitrate, 3% charcoal nitroglycerine, 9% methylcellulose, 0.69% diethyldiphenylamine, 0.21% combined balance including, 0.05% graphite 11. 04-02-010B: Nitrocellulose smokeless gun propellant specifically for shotguns ( increased ...
Jared Ledgard, 2007
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Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science
*4 On the Employment of Nitroglycerine in Quarries. {^"uo.noT* amine, phenyltoluylamine, and ditoluylamine. In order to isolate respectively these three bases, we have been forced to make use of fractional distillation ; their separation is as ...
‎1866
9
The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science
A fter standing for half an hour, the nitroglycerine collects at the upper part of the acid mixture, and the whole is poured into a large earthen vessel containing from 1 to 2 litres of cold water, avoiding too great a development of heat.
‎1773
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Popular Mechanics
bridge girder, on which the guns or gun mountings are placed for transportation. The complete outfit has a length of 87 ft., and a carrying capacity of 154 tons. Fig. 1 — P h o t o g r a ph of Nitroglycerine Crystals in Labile Form Which ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NITROGLYCERINE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nitroglycerine is used in the context of the following news items.
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Trump says he may run for president as third-party candidate
... Republican Party establishment is playing with nitroglycerine when it goes after Donald Trump and tries to minimize him and exclude him.". «NJ.com, Jul 15»
2
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... pain patients, FirstPass will also look for appropriate documentation of specific treatments, such as aspirin or nitroglycerine administration. «JEMS.com, Jul 15»
3
Emily Paine Carter: Hunger for knowledge fuels AmRhein's book on …
“Later, I thought about trying to make nitroglycerine but I gave up that idea because I was afraid I might be successful,” he wrote. He earned a ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
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Pioneer Days: St. David's tribute to early settlers offers family …
... Powder historian and has written a book about the company that was once the southwest's main supplier of nitroglycerine-based explosives, ... «Benson News Sun, Jul 15»
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Lumber industry present through Pleasantville history
... State and Main Streets), oil field repair machine/blacksmith shop, a nitroglycerine factory and tinsmith shop, with an East Titusville warehouse ... «Titusville Herald, Jul 15»
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Despite frontman's broken leg, Foo Fighters rock Fenway
In other words, when God gave him lemons, Grohl made nitroglycerine. Throughout a blistering 25 songs played over a breakneck ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
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Happy Birthday: Everyone Old Is Young Again
But if I develop a heart condition requiring me to wear a vial of nitroglycerine around my neck, I'll keep another full of bacon. Should I feel a ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Reputations – Jon Vickers
Text first and then the music - the nitroglycerine in the mix - was how Vickers prepared. The first fruits can be seen on 'Jon Vickers: Early ... «Gramophone, Jul 15»
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The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a disaster on …
Mixed with nitroglycerine (one of the most explosive compounds) it forms the main constituent of blasting explosive. Invented in Turin in 1847, ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Homemade chemical bomb caused shopping centre explosion in …
General Badrodin said the chemical used was similar to chemicals seized in a terror cell raid in Bandung in August 2010, when nitroglycerine ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nitroglycerine [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nitroglycerine>. May 2020 ».
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