Meaning of hydrazine

hy•dra•zine

Pronunciation: (hī'dru-zēn"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda colorless, oily, fuming liquid, NH, 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.
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