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sodium nitrate

noun

Definition of sodium nitrate

  1. :  a deliquescent crystalline salt NaNO3 used as a fertilizer and an oxidizing agent and in curing meat



1869

First Known Use of sodium nitrate

1869


Medical Dictionary

sodium nitrate

noun

Medical Definition of sodium nitrate

  1. :  a deliquescent crystalline salt NaNO3 used as a fertilizer and an oxidizing agent and in curing meat—called also saltpeter; see chile saltpeter




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