mu·​ri·​ate ˈmyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce muriate (audio)

Examples of muriate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web India imports four types of fertilisers: urea, diammonium phosphate (DAP), muriate of potash (MOP) and nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium (NPK). Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 7 Mar. 2022 There are a few different kinds of potash, but the one that's deposited extensively beneath Michigan is potassium chloride (KCl), known as muriate of potash or MOP. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2018

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Word History


French, back-formation from (acide) muriatique muriatic acid

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muriate was in 1788

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Cite this Entry

“Muriate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


mu·​ri·​ate ˈmyu̇r-ē-ˌāt How to pronounce muriate (audio)
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