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eth'yl ni'trite spir'it

a four percent solution of ethyl nitrite in alcohol, formerly used in medicine as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and antispasmodic. Also called spirit of nitrous ether, sweet spirit of nitre.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

ethyl nitriteethyl oenanthate


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