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nitrogen

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈnaɪ.trə.dʒən/ (symbol N)
a chemical element that is a gas with no colour or taste, forms about 78% of the Earth's atmosphere, and is a part of all living things
Translations of “nitrogen”
in Arabic غاز النَتروجين…
in Korean 질소…
in Malaysian nitrogen…
in French azote…
in Turkish nitrojen…
in Italian azoto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氮(氣)…
in Russian азот…
in Polish azot…
in Vietnamese Ni tơ…
in Spanish nitrógeno…
in Portuguese nitrogênio…
in Thai ก๊าซไนโตรเจน…
in German der Stickstoff…
in Catalan nitrogen…
in Japanese 窒素…
in Indonesian nitrogen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 氮(气)…
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