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Definition of "hydrazine" [hy•dra•zine]

  • A colorless, fuming, corrosive hygroscopic liquid, H2NNH2, used in jet and rocket fuels. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hydrazine" in a sentence
  • "It weighs two and a half tons, it is spiraling toward Earth, it carries a deadly fuel called hydrazine and it is on schedule for splashdown in my gazpacho on March 12."
  • "And so they have this system that runs on hydrazine, which is kind of a toxic brew of chemicals which creates the, the energy required to control those air surfaces, and on the infrared you can see that think chugging."
  • "First of all, it has 1,000 pounds of hydrazine, which is very toxic rocket fuel."