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butyl nitrite

noun, Chemistry
a volatile liquid, C 4 H 9 NO 2 , the vapor of which can cause headache and vasodilation, used as an active ingredient in some household deodorizers, and misused by inhalation to prolong the sensation of orgasm.
Also called isobutyl nitrite.
Origin of butyl nitrite
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The recreational use of inhalants such as amyl and butyl nitrite has become more common in the last decade.

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