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, in the meaning defined above

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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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