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Definition of amyl nitrite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

amyl nitrite

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæmɪl ˈnaɪtraɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæmɪl ˈnaɪtraɪt//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌeɪmaɪl ˈnaɪtraɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪmaɪl ˈnaɪtraɪt//
 
(informal amyl) [uncountable] Addiction
 
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a yellowish liquid that changes quickly to a gas. Amyl nitrite is used as a medicine and also as a drug that is taken for pleasure. See related entries: Addiction
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: amyl nitrite