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nitrogennoun [U]

 us   /ˈnɑɪ·trə·dʒən/
biology, chemistry a gas, one of the chemical elements, that has no color or taste, is a part of all living things, and forms about 78 percent of the earth’s atmosphere (= mixture of gases surrounding it)
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in Chinese (Traditional) 氮(氣)…
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