sodium nitrate

noun

Definition of sodium nitrate

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

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1869

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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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