nitroglycerine nitroglycerine  /ˌnaɪ troʊɡ ˈlɪ sə rən/


  • (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)


  1. He also had over 100 pounds of urea sulfate white powder and eight ounces of nitroglycerine mixture.
  2. He was gulping nitroglycerine tablets and was virtually incapacitated, unable to do simple chores on his Seminole, Texas, ranch.
  3. That was the start of constant nitroglycerine and other medicine.



  • "And we won't take that nitroglycerine with us either," added Andy.
    on Mar 24, 2010 By: Andy Lee Source: The Age

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