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ni·ter

 (nī′tər)
[Middle English nitre, sodium carbonate, natron, from Old French, from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitron, from Egyptian nṯr.]

niter

(ˈnaɪtə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the usual US spelling of nitre

potas′sium ni′trate



n.
a crystalline compound, KNO3, produced by nitrification in soil, and used in gunpowders, fertilizers, and preservatives; saltpeter; niter.
[1880–85]

ni·ter

(nī′tər)
A naturally occurring mineral form of potassium nitrate, used to make gunpowder.
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Noun1.niter - (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
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)