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Meaning of NITRATE

Pronunciation:  'nItreyt

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  1. [n]  any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
  2. [v]  treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate; "nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"

NITRATE is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, cellulose nitrate, chemical compound, compound, glyceryl trinitrate, guncotton, niter, nitre, nitro group, nitrocellulose, nitrocotton, nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, Nitrospan, Nitrostat, potassium nitrate, process, saltpeter, saltpetre, silver nitrate, soda niter, sodium nitrate, treat, trinitroglycerin, uranyl nitrate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ni"trate\, n. [Cf. F. nitrate.] (Chem.)
A salt of nitric acid.

{Nitrate of silver}, a white crystalline salt ({AgNO3}), used
   in photography and as a cauterizing agent; -- called also
   {lunar caustic}.

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