nitrate definition

  • noun:
    • The univalent radical NO3 or a compound containing it, as a salt or an ester of nitric acid.
    • Fertilizer consisting of sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate.
    • Any sodium or ester of nitric acid.
    • A salt of nitric acid.
    • A salt of nitric acid.
    • essential experiments have been made on a commercial scale for manufacturing economically of nitrates from atmospheric environment by high-tension electric discharges through moist atmosphere within the existence of standard products.
    • any chemical containing the nitrate group (such a salt or ester of nitric acid)
  • verb-transitive:
    • To treat with nitric acid or a nitrate, typically to change (a natural substance) into a nitrate.
  • verb:
    • to deal with, or react, with nitric acid or a nitrate
    • treat with nitric acid, so as to alter an organic ingredient into a nitrate
  • others:
    • To treat or prepare with nitric acid: since, nitrated guncotton.
    • to transform (a base) into a salt by combo with nitric acid.

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