hydra zine

hydrazine

[hahy-druh-zeen]
noun
1.
Also called diamine. a colorless, oily, fuming liquid, N 2 H 4 , that is a weak base in solution and forms a large number of salts resembling ammonium salts: used chiefly as a reducing agent and a jet-propulsion fuel.
2.
a class of substances derived by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms in hydrazine by an organic group.

Origin:
1885–90; hydr-2 + az- + -ine2

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hydrazine (ˈhaɪdrəˌziːn, -zɪn)
 
n
a colourless basic liquid made from sodium hypochlorite and ammonia: a strong reducing agent, used chiefly as a rocket fuel. Formula: N2H4
 
[C19: from hydro- + azo- + -ine²]

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hydrazine   (hī'drə-zēn', -zĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless, fuming, corrosive liquid with an odor like ammonia that is a powerful reducing agent. It can be combined with organic compounds to form jet and rocket fuels and is also used to make explosives, fungicides, medicines, and photographic chemicals. Chemical formula: N2H4.
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