Main definitions of nitramine in English

: nitramine1nitramine2

nitramine1

(also nitroamine)

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪtrəmiːn/

noun

Chemistry
  • 1Any of a class of compounds containing the group \\\NNO₂, some of which are used as propellants or explosives.

  • 2Specifically. An aromatic compound of this class, (CH₃)(NO₂)NC₆ H₂ (NO₂)₃, used as a pH indicator and in explosives.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From nitro- + amine.

Main definitions of nitramine in English

: nitramine1nitramine2

nitramine2

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪtrəmiːn/

noun

Chemistry
  • An alkaloid which occurs naturally in several shrubs of the genus Nitraria (nitre-bushes); C₁₀ H₁₉ NO.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From nitr- (in scientific Latin Nitraria, genus name) + amine, after Russian nitramin.