Nitrite Ni"trite, n. [Cf. F. nitrite. See {Niter}.] (Chem.) A salt or ester of nitrous acid; a compound bearing the {-NO2} radical. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Amyl nitrite}, a yellow oily volatile liquid, used in medicine as a depressant and a vaso-dilator. Its inhalation produces an instantaneous flushing of the face. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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