|1.||any salt or ester of nitric acid, such as sodium nitrate, NaNO3|
|2.||a fertilizer consisting of or containing nitrate salts|
|3.||(tr) to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate|
|4.||to convert or be converted into a nitrate|
|5.||to undergo or cause to undergo the chemical process in which a nitro group is introduced into a molecule|
nitrate ni·trate (nī'trāt', -trĭt)
The univalent radical NO3.
A compound containing such a radical, such as a salt or ester of nitric acid.