Definition of nitramine in English:

nitramine

(also nitroamine)

noun

Chemistry
  • 1Any of a class of compounds containing the group \\\NNO₂, some of which are used as propellants or explosives.

  • 2Specifically. An aromatic compound of this class, (CH₃)(NO₂)NC₆H₂(NO₂)₃, used as a pH indicator and in explosives.

noun

Chemistry
  • An alkaloid which occurs naturally in several shrubs of the genus Nitraria (nitre-bushes); C₁₀H₁₉NO.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From nitro- + amine<br>1970s; earliest use found in Chemical Abstracts. From scientific Latin nitr- (in Nitraria, genus name) + amine, after Russian nitramin.

Pronunciation

nitramine

/ˈnʌɪtrəmiːn/