Meaning of NITER in English


also ni·tre ˈnīd.ə(r), -ītə-

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English nitre natron, from Middle French, from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitron, from Egyptian nṯry

1. usually nitre , obsolete : natron


a. : potassium nitrate especially occurring naturally (as in desert deposits in northern Chile)

b. : sodium nitrate ; especially : chile saltpeter

c. archaic : nitrate 1

3. usually nitre , obsolete : a supposed nitrous substance or element occurring especially diffused through the air

4. usually nitre : ethyl nitrite

spirit of niter

— compare ethyl nitrite spirit

5. : sugar sand

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