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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid.

Usage examples (31)
  • Therefore, nitroglycerin is often used by patients with angina pectoris.
  • The heart drug nitroglycerin is converted to nitric oxide by the body and widens blood vessels, easing the pain of angina.
  • The next step was to elucidate the mechanism by which nitroglycerin is converted to nitric oxide by vascular smooth muscle.
  • The nitroglycerin will be the heavy oil on the bottom of the washing tank. for more
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