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Meaning of nitrous oxide

ni'trous ox'ide

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— Chem., Pharm. Chem.,Pharm.
  1. a colorless, sweet-smelling, sweet-tasting, nonflammable, slightly water-soluble gas, NO, that sometimes produces a feeling of exhilaration when inhaled: used chiefly as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery, in the manufacture of chemicals, and as an aerosol. Also called
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