ammonium nitrate
noun Date: 1869 a colorless crystalline salt NH4NO3 used in explosives and fertilizers and in veterinary medicine

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  • ammonium nitrate — n a colorless crystalline salt NH4NO3 used in explosives and fertilizers and in veterinary medicine as an expectorant and urinary acidifier * * * NH4NO3; a chemical used in fertilizers, in matches, and in the manufacture of nitrous oxide gas and… …   Medical dictionary

  • ammonium nitrate — n. a colorless, crystalline salt, NH4NO3, used in some explosives, as a fertilizer, and in rocket fuel …   English World dictionary

  • ammonium nitrate — Chem. a white, crystalline, water soluble powder, NH4NO3, usually produced by reacting nitric acid with vaporous ammonia: used chiefly in explosives, fertilizers, freezing mixtures, and in the manufacture of nitrous oxide. [1880 85] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • ammonium nitrate — amonio nitratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė NH₄NO₃ atitikmenys: angl. ammonium nitrate; ammonium saltpeter, US; ammonium saltpetre, GB; German saltpeter rus. аммиачная селитра; аммония нитрат ryšiai: sinonimas – amonio trioksonitratas… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ammonium nitrate — noun The ammonium salt of nitric acid, NHNO; it is used in fertilizers and explosives (notably in improvised explosive devices) …   Wiktionary

  • ammonium nitrate — /əˌmoʊniəm ˈnaɪtreɪt/ (say uh.mohneeuhm nuytrayt) noun a white, soluble solid salt, the nitrate of ammonia, NH4NO3, used in explosives, and fertilisers …   Australian English dictionary

  • ammonium nitrate — noun used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant • Hypernyms: ↑nitrate • Substance Holonyms: ↑fertilizer, ↑fertiliser, ↑plant food, ↑nitrous oxide, ↑laughing gas …   Useful english dictionary

  • ammonium nitrate — n. white crystalline solid (used in fertilizers and in herbicides, insecticides, freezing mixtures, explosives and solid rocket propellants) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ammonium nitrate — ammo′nium ni′trate n. chem. a white, crystalline, water soluble powder, NH4NO3, used chiefly in explosives, fertilizers, freezing mixtures, and in the manufacture of nitrous oxide • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

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