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nitrate British & World English

A salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the anion NO3− or the group —NO3

amyl nitrate British & World English

A colourless synthetic liquid used as an additive in diesel fuel to improve its ignition properties

silver nitrate British & World English

A colourless solid, soluble in water, formerly used in photography

sodium nitrate British & World English

A white powdery compound used mainly in the manufacture of fertilizers

ammonium nitrate British & World English

A white crystalline solid used as a fertilizer and as a component of some explosives

cellulose nitrate British & World English

Another term for nitrocellulose.

potassium nitrate British & World English

A white crystalline salt which occurs naturally in nitre and is used in preserving meat and as a constituent of gunpowder