Definition of Chile saltpetre in English:

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Chile saltpetre

Pronunciation: /ˌtʃɪli sɔːltˈpiːtə/


Another term for sodium nitrate, especially as a commercial product.
Example sentences
  • They also get then some Chile saltpetre to get the growth in it again.
  • In 1913 the only commercial fertilizer was Chile saltpetre, and it was running out.
  • These products had long helped to boost farmers’ yields, and DAVV's hardest competition came initially from imported Chile saltpetre.

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