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Definition 1: any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid) - [noun denoting substance]

(nitrate is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(... is a kind of nitrate ) a deliquescent salt that is soluble in water; sometimes used as a source of nitrogen in fertilizers

(... is a kind of nitrate ) a nitrate used in making photographic emulsions; also used in medicine as a cautery and as a topical antibacterial agent

(... is a kind of nitrate ) used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant

(... is a kind of nitrate ) a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)

(... is a kind of nitrate ) (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

(... is a kind of nitrate ) (NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

(... is a kind of nitrate ) a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives

(... is a kind of nitrate ) a yellow salt obtained by the reaction of uranium salts with nitric acid

(nitrate is made of the substance ...) the group -NO3

Definition 2: treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate - [verb of change]

Samples where nitrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol

(nitrate is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

(nitrate belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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