Nitromethane

Ni`tro*meth"ane

(?), n. [Nitro- + methane.] (Chem.) A nitro derivative of methane (CH3.NO2), obtained as a mobile liquid; -- called also nitrocarbol. It has been used as a rocket fuel and as a gasoline additive to add power to the fuel, especially in racing cars.
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