ammonium nitrate


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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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The Danish DLG company, which is responsible for most fertiliser sales in Denmark, says that fertiliser with a high ammonium nitrate content can be replaced with a lower grade product.
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