Definition of "azide" [azide•az•ide]

  • A chemical compound that contains the group N3. (noun)

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Use "azide" in a sentence
  • "The bomb also contained lead azide, which is used in detonators."
  • "US officials have said each bomb was attached to a syringe containing lead azide, a chemical initiator that would have detonated the PETN explosive packed into each printer cartridge."
  • "It was chambered for .22 long rifle, and Case would've preferred lead azide explosives to the simple Chinese hollow points Shin had sold him."