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:
1975–80

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butyl nitrite

noun
a colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers 
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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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