What does the word nitrate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A salt of nitric acid.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Nitrated.

Usage examples for nitrate

  1. 97; nitrate of, i. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. The moon became the symbol of silver; and to this day fused nitrate of silver is called lunar caustic. – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley
  3. The principal thing turned out at the plant before the war was nitrate, a chemical most essential in the manufacture of explosives, and the importance of the place may be understood when I tell you that fully two- thirds of this product used by the Germans comes from that place. – The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen by Kenneth Ward