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nitrate

  

      n  
1    any salt or ester of nitric acid, such as sodium nitrate, NaNO3  
2    a fertilizer consisting of or containing nitrate salts  
      vb  
3    tr   to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate  
4    to convert or be converted into a nitrate  
5    to undergo or cause to undergo the chemical process in which a nitro group is introduced into a molecule  
  nitration      n  


ammonium nitrate  
      n   a colourless highly soluble crystalline solid used mainly as a fertilizer and in explosives and pyrotechnics. Formula: NH4NO3  
cellulose nitrate  
      n   a compound made by treating cellulose with nitric and sulphuric acids, used in plastics, lacquers, and explosives: a nitrogen-containing ester of cellulose,   (Also called (not in chemical usage))    nitrocellulose      See also       guncotton  
potassium nitrate  
      n   a colourless or white crystalline compound used in gunpowders, pyrotechnics, fertilizers, and as a preservative for foods, esp. as a curing salt for ham, sausages, etc. (E252). Formula: KNO3,   (Also called)    saltpetre, nitre  
silver nitrate  
      n   a white crystalline soluble poisonous substance used in making photographic emulsions, other silver salts, and as a medical antiseptic and astringent. Formula: AgNO3  
   See also       lunar caustic  
sodium nitrate  
      n   a white crystalline soluble solid compound occurring naturally as Chile saltpetre and caliche and used in matches, explosives, and rocket propellants, as a fertilizer, and as a curing salt for preserving food such as bacon, ham, and cheese (E251). Formula: NaNO3  
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