A colorless organic liquid that has a very strong odor. It is added to odorless fuel, such as natural gas, and fuel systems as a warning agent in the event of leakage or spills. Also called ethanethiol. Chemical formula: C2H6S.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, sweet, water-insoluble, extremely explosive liquid, C 2 H 5 NO 3 , used chiefly in organic synthesis.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless or yellowish, very volatile, highly aromatic, flammable liquid, C 2 H 2 NO 2 , used chiefly in the preparation of organic substances.
noun, Pharmacology. 1. a four percent solution of ethyl nitrite in alcohol, formerly used in medicine as a diaphoretic, diuretic, and antispasmodic.
[ih-nan-theyt] /ɪˈnæn θeɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C 9 H 18 O 2 , having a fruitlike odor, found naturally in the alcohols of cognac and other wines: synthesized for use chiefly as artificial flavoring in various alcoholic beverages.