Part of speech: noun

A salt of nitric acid.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "nitrate":

  1. 97; nitrate of, i. - "Himalayan Journals V2.", 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", 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", Kenneth Ward.