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A white crystalline compound, NaNO3, used in solid rocket propellants, in the manufacture of nitric acid, explosives, and glass and pottery enamel, and as fertilizer. Also called caliche, Chile saltpeter, soda niter.
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(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline soluble solid compound occurring naturally as Chile saltpetre and caliche and used in matches, explosives, and rocket propellants, as a fertilizer, and as a curing salt for preserving food such as bacon, ham, and cheese (E251). Formula: NaNO3
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a crystalline, water-soluble compound, NaNO3, that occurs naturally as soda niter: used in fertilizers, explosives, and glass, and as a color fixative in processed meats.
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A poisonous, white, crystalline compound, NaNO3, used in solid rocket propellants, as a fertilizer, and in curing meat.
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|Noun||1.||sodium nitrate - (NaNO3) 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)
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