Definition of Nitrate

1. Noun. Any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid).




2. Verb. Treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate. "Nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Nitric Acid

Definition of Nitrate

1. n. A salt of nitric acid.

Definition of Nitrate

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any salt or ester of nitric acid. ¹

2. Verb. To treat, or react, with nitric acid or a nitrate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nitrate

1. to treat with nitric acid [v -TRATED, -TRATING, -TRATES]

Medical Definition of Nitrate

1. A salt of nitric acid. Nitrate of silver, a white crystalline salt (AgNO3), used in photography and as a cauterizing agent. Synonym: lunar caustic. Origin: Cf. F. Nitrate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrate

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nitrammite
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nitraniline
nitranilines
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nitrate (current term)
nitrate bacterium
nitrate of soda
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nitratine
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nitratocuprate

Literary usage of Nitrate

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"nitrate levels ranged from 0.6 to 14.4 mg/cigarette. The highest TSNA values were obtained for cigarettes made of dark tobaccos and the lowest for Oriental ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"nitrate DEPOSITS IN THE UNITED STATES A PRESS bulletin of the US Geological Survey states that nitrate deposits in many parts of the United States have been ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"On the Employment of nitrate of Silver as a Vesicant. ByM. ... —The general action of nitrate of silver on the tissues, seems to he to separate the hydrogen ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The ammonium nitrate curve is similar to the ammonium chloride curve, the solubility being somewhat higher. Here again, with high concentrations with ..."

5. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"de Chili, Chile saltpeter, sodium nitrate. — de cuivre, copper nitrate. ... de plomb, lead nitrate. — de potasse, nitrate of potash (potassium nitrate). ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"Foreach test, 500 grams sodium nitrate and 550 grams sulphuric acid were used ... It is quite easy to separate the liquid from undecomposed nitrate by ..."

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