1. nitrite

noun. the radical -NO2 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitrous acid).


  • sodium nitrite
  • chemical group
  • radical


  • old
  • incidental
  • cauline

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Sentences with nitrite

1. Adjective
After the tank has been running with snails for at least a week and, of course, ammonia and nitrite levels are still undetectable, it should be safe to introduce a single fish.

2. Adverb
These items rot and add nitrite to the water.

3. Noun, singular or mass
You will see the levels of ammonia rise and fall, followed by a rise and fall of nitrite, then a rise of nitrate.

4. Verb, base form
So the natural conversion of nitrate to nitrite in the body is a healthy process.