Meaning of butyl nitrite

bu'tyl ni'trite

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a volatile liquid, CHNO, the vapor of which can cause headache and vasodilation, used as an active ingredient in some household deodorizers, and misused by inhalation to prolong the sensation of orgasm. Also called
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