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Definition of nitrous oxide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nitrous oxide

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌnaɪtrəs ˈɒksaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnaɪtrəs ˈɑːksaɪd//
 
(informal laughing gas) [uncountable]
 
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a gas used especially in the past by dentists to prevent you from feeling pain
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