Meaning of NITRATE in English

NITRATE

n. & v.

--n.

1. any salt or ester of nitric acid.

2 potassium or sodium nitrate when used as a fertilizer.

--v.tr. Chem. treat, combine, or impregnate with nitric acid.

Derivatives:

nitration n.

Etymology: F (as NITRE, -ATE(1))

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