niter

noun
ni·​ter | \ ˈnī-tər How to pronounce niter (audio) \

Definition of niter

First Known Use of niter

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for niter

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

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“Niter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/niter. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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niter

noun
ni·​ter
variants: or chiefly British nitre \ ˈnīt-​ər How to pronounce niter (audio) \

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