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niter

[nahy-ter] /ˈnaɪ tər/
Also, especially British, nitre.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English nitre < Latin nitrum < Greek nítron natron
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  • Selenium is recovered by roasting the mud with soda or sulfuric acid, or by smelting them with soda and niter.
British Dictionary definitions for niter

niter

/ˈnaɪtə/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of nitre

nitre

/ˈnaɪtə/
noun
1.
another name for potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitronnatron
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Word Origin and History for niter

see nitre.

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niter in Science
niter
  (nī'tər)   
A naturally occurring mineral form of potassium nitrate. It is used to make gunpowder.
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