sodium nitrate

sodium nitrate
noun Date: 1869 a deliquescent crystalline salt NaNO3 used as a fertilizer and an oxidizing agent and in curing meat

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  • Sodium nitrate — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • sodium nitrate — n. a clear, odorless, crystalline salt, NaNO3, used in manufacturing nitric acid, sodium nitrite, explosives, fertilizers, etc., and as an oxidizing agent …   English World dictionary

  • sodium nitrate — n a deliquescent crystalline salt NaNO3 used as a fertilizer and an oxidizing agent and in curing meat called also saltpeter see CHILE SALTPETER * * * a compound, NaNO3, used as a reagent, in fertilizers, and in certain industrial processes; it… …   Medical dictionary

  • sodium nitrate — natrio nitratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė NaNO₃ atitikmenys: angl. Chile niter; Chile nitrate; Chile nitre; Chile saltpeter, US; Chile saltpetre, GB; natric saltpeter, US; natric saltpetre, GB; soda nitre; sodium nitrate rus. натрий… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sodium nitrate — noun (NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑soda niter • Hypernyms: ↑nitrate • Substance Holonyms: ↑fertilizer, ↑fertiliser, ↑plant food …   Useful english dictionary

  • sodium nitrate — noun the sodium salt of nitric acid, NaNO; used as a food preservative, and as an oxidizing agent in explosives etc. Syn: caliche, E251, soda niter …   Wiktionary

  • sodium nitrate — Chem. 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • sodium nitrate — niter, white crystalline salt (used in the manufacture of gunpowder, explosives, fertilizers and for curing meats) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sodium nitrate — noun a white powder compound used mainly in the manufacture of fertilizers. [NaNO3.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sodium nitrate — UK / US noun [uncountable] chemistry a chemical compound used in making fertilizers and for keeping meat fresh …   English dictionary

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