nitrate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (n.nī'trāt, -tritv.nī'trāt), [key]
— n., v., -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
- a salt or ester of nitric acid, or any compound containing the univalent group –ONO or NO.
- fertilizer consisting of potassium nitrate or sodium nitrate.
- cellulose nitrate, a substance used as a film base in the early days of filmmaking.
- to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate.
- to convert into a nitrate.
- nitrate (Thesaurus)