Nitrate meaning

nītrāt, -trĭt
To treat with nitric acid or a nitrate, usually to change (an organic compound) into a nitrate.
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The univalent anionic group NO3 , derived from nitric acid, or a compound containing this group.
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Fertilizer consisting of sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate.
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Potassium nitrate or sodium nitrate, used as a fertilizer.
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To treat or combine with nitric acid or a nitrate; esp., to make into a nitrate.
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A salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the group NO3 . Nitrates dissolve extremely easily in water and are an important component of the nitrogen cycle.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of nitric acid.
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To treat, or react, with nitric acid or a nitrate.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nitrate
Plural:
nitrates