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Definition of Nitrate

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add nitric acid (Chemistry)
salt or ester of nitric acid (Chemistry)
Nitrate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A salt of nitric acid.
  
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nitrate
\ni"trate\ (?), n. [cf. f. nitrate.] (chem.) a salt of nitric acid.
nitrate
of silver, a white crystalline salt (agno3), used in photography and as a cauterizing agent; -- called also lunar caustic.


  similar words(3) 



 uranyl nitrate 
 glycerin nitrate 
 nitrate of silver 
Anagram
     nattier     intreat
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
(hypernym) compound, chemical compound
(hyponym) calcium nitrate
(substance-meronym) nitro group
(derivation) nitrify

Verb
1. treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate; "nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"
(hypernym) process, treat
(derivation) nitric acid, aqua fortis
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
Nitrate Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
(NO3-) 1. The NO3- ion, formed by reaction of nitric acid  with a base. 2. A compound containing the NO3- ion, for example ammonium nitrate, NH4NO3.
Nitrate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Nitrate is a polyatomic ion with the molecular formula NO3- and a molecular mass of 62.0049 g/mol. Nitrates also describe the organic functional group RONO2. These nitrate esters are a specialized class of explosives.

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Nitrate Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
A compound containing nitrogen that can exist in the atmosphere or as a dissolved gas in water and which can have harmful effects on humans and animals. Nitrates in water can cause severe illness in infants and domestic animals. A plant nutrient and inorganic fertilizer, nitrate is found in septic systems, animal feed lots, agricultural fertilizers, manure, industrial waste waters, sanitary landfills, and garbage dumps.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A compound containing nitrogen that can exist in the atmosphere or as a dissolved gas in water and which can have harmful effects on humans and animals. Nitrates in water can cause severe illness in infants and domestic animals. A plant nutrient and inorganic fertilizer, nitrate is found in septic systems, animal feed lots, agricultural fertilizers, manure, industrial waste waters, sanitary landfills, and garbage dumps.