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ammonium nitrate

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

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless highly soluble crystalline solid used mainly as a fertilizer and in explosives and pyrotechnics. Formula: NH4NO3
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Firefighters are attending the scene to ensure the fertilizer does not ignite while sweeping up the leaked ammonia nitrate.
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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.
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.
Ammonia nitrate for the explosive devices that killed 21 people in Varanasi in 2006 was bought from the Burrabazar wholesale market at Kolkata.