sodium nitrate


Definition of sodium nitrate

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

Examples of sodium nitrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mindler died of sodium nitrate toxicity, the Lancaster County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed to TMZ. Greta Bjornson,, 14 Oct. 2021 Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber told PennLive Friday Mindler ingested sodium nitrate, a preservative used in bacon, deli meat and jerky. Mary Colurso |, al, 28 Jan. 2021 Matthew bought $15 worth of sodium nitrate on Amazon, Monica said, telling TMZ the dose was enough to kill four people. Greta Bjornson,, 14 Oct. 2021 For longer-curing meats such as chorizo or prosciutto, Insta Cure No. 2 adds sodium nitrate (NaNO3). Cameron Johnson, Popular Mechanics, 12 May 2021 During a raid on the Bradenton property, authorities discovered dozens of chemical drums, 10,000 pounds of sodium nitrate and thousands of bottles of the solution, the U.S. attorney's office for southern Florida said in a news release. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 25 Apr. 2021 About 92% of releases into water were nitrate compounds, 6% sodium nitrate, and 1% manganese compounds. Meredith Colias-pete,, 26 Mar. 2021 The red meat is brined and then cured with sodium nitrate to give the meat its bright color. Kellie Speed,, 13 Mar. 2021 The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the cause of the explosion was likely that heat-sensitive bombs were exposed to a fire, which likely started with sparks off the brake shoes igniting sodium nitrate in the floorboards. Alana Minkler, The Arizona Republic, 29 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sodium nitrate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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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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