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ammonium nitrate

n.
A colorless crystalline salt, NH4NO3, used in fertilizers, explosives, and solid rocket propellants.

ammonium nitrate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless highly soluble crystalline solid used mainly as a fertilizer and in explosives and pyrotechnics. Formula: NH4NO3

ammo′nium ni′trate


n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, NH4NO3, used chiefly in explosives, fertilizers, freezing mixtures, and in the manufacture of nitrous oxide.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.ammonium nitrate - used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant
laughing gas, nitrous oxide - inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
fertiliser, fertilizer, plant food - any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
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Magnesium, calcium chloride or ammonia nitrate is added to solidify it.
The annual symposium was dedicated to improving the safety of plants that manufacture ammonia and related chemicals, such as urea, nitric acid, ammonia nitrate, and methanol.
The annual symposium is dedicated to improving the safety of plants that manufacture ammonia and related chemicals such as urea, nitric acid, ammonia nitrate and methanol.
Massive quantities of ammonia nitrate were being transported on road networks, and it became clear that there was a need to interdict the network as early as possible within the theater.
Major installation incidents include the 1921 in Germany the release of ammonia nitrate, 1976 in Italy with the release of dioxin and in 1984 in Bhopal, India wherein a gas release killed thousands of people.
Russia provided the document showing these companies supplied the ISIL with aluminum powder, ammonia nitrate, granulated car amide and hydrogen peroxide.
In fertile land, one bag DAP, half bag urea, one bag potassium sulphate, two and half bag single super phosphate, one and half bag ammonia nitrate, two bags nitrophos should be used to increase per acre yield.
It noted that it found (10) tons of ammonia nitrate, which is used in the manufacture of explosives in a school.
Supply of 88 tons ammonia nitrate fertilizers of 33 % concentration for summer plantations.
It will also install three new flares, a cooling tower, an ammonia rail and storage tank, a truck-loading station, a startup boiler, an ammonia nitrate neutralizer and a nitric acid concentration plant.
Ammonia nitrate is delivered from Uzbekistan, for 19-20 soms per kilogram, Kazakhstan, 20-21 soms, and Russia, 22-24 soms per kilogram.
Mr Jenkinson said: "There were also bags of fertiliser which could have made it more dangerous if they had started oxidising because they contain ammonia nitrate.