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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
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