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ni·trate

 (nī′trāt′, -trĭt)
n.
1. The univalent anionic group NO3, derived from nitric acid, or a compound containing this group.
2. Fertilizer consisting of sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, or ammonium nitrate.
tr.v. ni·trat·ed, ni·trat·ing, ni·trates
To treat with nitric acid or a nitrate, usually to change (an organic compound) into a nitrate.

ni·tra′tion n.
ni′tra′tor n.

nitrate

(ˈnaɪtreɪt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of nitric acid, such as sodium nitrate, NaNO3
2. (Agriculture) a fertilizer consisting of or containing nitrate salts
vb
3. (Chemistry) (tr) to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate
4. (Chemistry) to convert or be converted into a nitrate
5. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo the chemical process in which a nitro group is introduced into a molecule
niˈtration n

ni•trate

(n. ˈnaɪ treɪt, -trɪt; v. -treɪt)

n., v. -trat•ed, -trat•ing. n.
1. a salt or ester of nitric acid, or any compound containing the univalent group ONO2 or NO3.
2. fertilizer consisting of potassium nitrate or sodium nitrate.
v.t.
3. to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate.
4. to convert into a nitrate.
[< French (1787); see niter, -ate2]
ni•tra′tion, n.

ni·trate

(nī′trāt′)
A salt or ester of nitric acid; a compound containing the group NO3. Nitrates dissolve extremely easily in water and are an important component of the nitrogen cycle. Compare nitrite.

nitrate


Past participle: nitrated
Gerund: nitrating

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nitrate

A nitrogen compound essential for plant growth, but liable to contaminate water supplies where nitrate fertilizer is washed into rivers or seeps underground.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
calcium nitrate - a deliquescent salt that is soluble in water; sometimes used as a source of nitrogen in fertilizers
cellulose nitrate, guncotton, nitrocellulose, nitrocotton - a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
soda niter, sodium nitrate - (NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
niter, nitre, potassium nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre - (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
glyceryl trinitrate, nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, Nitrospan, Nitrostat, trinitroglycerin - a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
ammonium nitrate - used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant
silver nitrate - a nitrate used in making photographic emulsions; also used in medicine as a cautery and as a topical antibacterial agent
nitro group - the group -NO3
uranyl nitrate - a yellow salt obtained by the reaction of uranium salts with nitric acid
Verb1.nitrate - treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate; "nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
Translations
نِتْرات
dusičnan
gødningssaltnitrat
salétromsavas só
nítrat
nitrāts
dusičnan
nitrat

nitrate

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[ˈnaɪtreɪt] nnitrato

nitrogen

(ˈnaitrədʒən) noun
an element, a type of gas making up nearly four-fifths of the air we breathe.
ˈnitrate noun
any of several substances containing nitrogen often used as soil fertilizers.

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