nitrate

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noun ni·trate \ˈnī-ˌtrāt, -trət\

Definition of nitrate

  1. 1 :  a salt or ester of nitric acid

  2. 2 :  sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate used as a fertilizer

Origin and Etymology of nitrate

French, from nitrique


First Known Use: 1788


NITRATE Defined for English Language Learners

nitrate

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noun ni·trate \ˈnī-ˌtrāt, -trət\

Definition of nitrate for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical compound that contains oxygen and nitrogen and that is used in fertilizer


NITRATE Defined for Kids

nitrate

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noun ni·trate \ˈnī-ˌtrāt\

Definition of nitrate for Students

  1. :  a substance that is made from or similar in composition to nitric acid


Medical Dictionary

nitrate

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noun ni·trate \ˈnī-ˌtrāt, -trət\

Medical Definition of nitrate

  1. :  a salt or ester of nitric acid



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