nitrous oxide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nitrous oxide inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Priestley not only discovered oxygen, but he also discovered ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, sulphur dioxide, and nitrous oxide. He was also the first person to isolate chlorine.
    • Nitrous oxide See Laughing gas.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Priestly is credited with discovering oxygen, ammonia, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, sulphur dioxide, and nitrous oxide. He was also the first to isolate chlorine.
    • n Nitrous oxide a combination of oxygen and nitrogen, called also Laughing gas, which causes, when breathed, insensibility to pain
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. nitrum—Gr. nitron, natron, potash, soda—Ar. nitrún, natrún.

Usage

In literature:

He had a notion that the nitrous oxide gas was dangerous, so on this occasion, as on all others, used ether.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
Both ether and nitrous oxide gas produce in the majority this sensation of time extension, without of course the pain symptom.
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
Humphry Davy had noted the effects of nitrous oxide.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
The moment after I began to respire twenty quarts of unmingled nitrous oxide.
"A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
There was not a cry or a movement, such as one notes when nitrous oxide is administered.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
A Mexican went into the office of a dentist in one of the Mexican cities to have a tooth extracted by nitrous oxide gas.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 275" by Various
Nitrous oxide Nitrous gas.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
The vitriol dissolves the nitrogen oxides, and so-called "nitrous vitriol" flows out at the base of the tower.
"The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing" by Watson Smith
A little more, and I won't know whether I'm a nitrous sulphide or a ferrous oxide of bromo seltzer.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
A possible objection to the nitrous-oxid method is the cost, especially in the private home.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
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In news:

A few puffs of nitrous oxide takes the edge off without an epidural.
You can't say it was invented because it was always around, so you'd have to give the guy credit for discovering it – nitrous oxide.
Volkswagen hopes the Chattanooga Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau will let it up its emissions of Nitrous Oxide.
Accutron, Inc Ultra PC% Cabinet Mount Flowmeters for Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation Systems.
FDA labels Accutron recall Class I over nitrous oxide leak that may harm patients.
Demi Moore hospitalized after inhaling whip-its full of nitrous oxide, report says.
Building a Record-Breaking Kizashi: Top Secret NOS-- Nitrous Oxide Systems.
Over the years, we've printed quite a few stories in ST covering the addition of nitrous oxide to sport trucks.
Volkswagen hopes the Chattanooga Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau will let it up its emissions of Nitrous Oxide .
But the new study puts nitrous oxide 's ability to deplete ozone into numbers comparable to those used for other ozone-depleting gases covered by the 1987 Montreal Protocol.
It's a handheld canister that makes whipped cream out of heavy cream using nitrous oxide and force.
Nitrous oxide cartridges I was able to gather.
For example, narcotics such as morphine and Demerol are used with sedatives like Valium and nitrous oxide to create relaxation and pain relief.
Buntport's "Sweet Tooth" is a blast of intellectual nitrous oxide.
2nd October 2012, Belfast, UK: Despite its low atmospheric concentration and comical connections, nitrous oxide is no laughing matter.
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