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Definition of "nitrating" [nitrating]

  • Present participle of nitrate. (verb)
  • That promotes nitration (adjective)

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Use "nitrating" in a sentence
  • "It is considered probable that the cellulose nitrates are hydrocellulose derivatives, and experimental evidence in favour of this conclusion is supplied by the results of 'nitrating' the celluloses and their oxy - and hydro - derivatives."
  • "In 'nitrating' the lignocelluloses this phenomenon of internal condensation is much more pronounced (see p. 131)."
  • "I was often interested in testing recipes for mixtures of oxidizing agents and oxidizeable materials as well as nitrating common household substances."