sodium nitrate

noun

Definition of sodium nitrate

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

First Known Use of sodium nitrate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodium nitrate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20nitrate. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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sodium nitrate

noun

Medical Definition of sodium nitrate

: 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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