nitroglycerin nitroglycerin  /ˌnaɪ troʊɡ ˈlɪ sə rən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)

Usage(s):

  1. Six of the surviving women have switched to jobs that involve no contact with nitroglycerin.
  2. About 1880 he devised an airplane engine powered by nitroglycerin.
  3. The general has become the nitroglycerin of the 1996 presidential contest.

News

  • Lebanon seizes bomb-laden car, arrests four

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces seized a car loaded with explosives and arrested four men suspected of preparing bombs, days after a deadly bombing in southern Beirut, security sources said on Sunday. The car was discovered on Saturday about 15 km (10 miles) south of the capital in Naameh, laden with five containers of TNT as well as nitroglycerin, they said. The four men were being ...
    on August 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "After reading through this report, I had to take a couple nitroglycerin tablets and go lay down," said Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, a member of the Legislative Post Audit Committee that received the results.
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Virgil Source: Topeka Capital Journal

  2. "Unless you have nitroglycerin, insulin and liquid antibiotics, you can pretty much be assured that your medication expires years beyond the date it says it does," notes Dr Joseph Mercola.
    on Jul 29, 2006 By: Joseph Mercola Source: Sun.Star

  3. "That's like trying to break-dance around nitroglycerin," Putnam said.
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Adam Putnam Source: FOXNews

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