Meaning of nitromethane

ni•tro•meth•ane

Pronunciation: (nī"tru-meth'ān), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble, poisonous liquid, CHNO, used chiefly as a solvent, rocket fuel, and gasoline additive and in organic synthesis.
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