sodium nitrate

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sodium nitrate

n.
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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sodium nitrate

n
(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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so′dium ni′trate



n.
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.
[1880–85]
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sodium nitrate

A poisonous, white, crystalline compound, NaNO3, used in solid rocket propellants, as a fertilizer, and in curing meat.
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Noun1.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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There were five preservatives most added in product samples: sorbic acid (E200), potassium sorbate (E202), sodium nitrite (E250), sodium nitrate (E251) and calcium propionate (E282).
According to the Commission Regulation (EU) number 1129/2011, nitrates (sodium nitrate, E251; potassium nitrate, E252) and nitrites (sodium nitrite, E250, and potassium nitrite, E249) are listed as permitted food additives.
Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(12), e251. doi:10.2196/jmir.3240