follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

butyl nitrite

noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1975-1980
1975-80
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for butyl nitrite

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for butyl

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends