Part of speech: noun

An odorless, colorless, gaseous element forming four fifths of the volume of the air.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "nitrogen":

  1. This seems to be well within the maximum velocities attainable by the molecules of oxygen, nitrogen, and other gases. - "The Story of the Heavens", Robert Stawell Ball.
  2. Farming has been very much a mining process, the utilizing of fertility easily at hand and the moving- on to lands unspoiled of quick potash and nitrogen. - "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
  3. And to himself he added: " Now we'll see what pure nitrogen will do in a real scrap." - "The Hammer of Thor", Charles Willard Diffin.