Definition of Niter

1. Noun. (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive.

Exact synonyms: Nitre, Potassium Nitrate, Saltpeter, Saltpetre
Substance meronyms: Fertiliser, Fertilizer, Plant Food
Generic synonyms: Nitrate
Derivative terms: Nitric, Nitrous



Definition of Niter

1. n. A white crystalline semitransparent salt; potassium nitrate; saltpeter. See Saltpeter.

Definition of Niter

1. Noun. (US chemistry) A mineral form of potassium nitrate used in making gunpowder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Niter

1. a chemical salt [n -S]

Medical Definition of Niter

1. Synonym: potassium nitrate. Origin: G. Nitron, soda, formerly not distinguished from potash (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Niter

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Literary usage of Niter

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1. A Textbook of Fire Assaying by Edward Everett Bugbee (1922)
"Physical and Chemical Changes Taking Place in niter Fusions. — When the crucibles are placed in the furnace. the temperature of the charge immediately ..."

2. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"These are (1) the true niter or potassium nitrate (KNO3), (2) soda niter or sodium ... It is also prepared artificially from soda niter. 2. SODA niter. ..."

3. Technology of Cellulose Esters: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Edward Chauncey Worden (1921)
"The two products controlling the success or otherwise of the process are the niter cake and the annealed brass. niter cake is essentially crude acid sodium ..."

4. A Manual of Fire Assaying by Charles Herman Fulton (1911)
"fore, 1 gram of niter in this instance would oxidize 12.22X0.39, or 4.76, grams of lead. The accompanying table1 shows actual results obtained for the ..."

5. Economic Geology of the United States by Heinrich Ries (1907)
"Very little soda niter is obtained from this source, and the main supply of ... There the niter (caliche) forms a bed 6 to 12 feet thick, under a cap of ..."

6. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1881)
"niter occurs as a natural product in the East Indies, Egypt, Persia, ... A large quantity of niter is artificially formed in many countries of Europe, ..."

7. Mineral Resources of Virginia by Thomas Leonard Watson, Ray Smith Bassler, Heinrich Ries, Roy Jay Holden (1907)
"In Virginia, niter is limited to some of the numerous caves and caverns in the ... As found in the Virginia caves, the niter is often of impalpable fineness ..."

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