nitrate

[n. nahy-treyt, -trit; v. nahy-treyt]
noun
1.
Chemistry. a salt or ester of nitric acid, or any compound containing the univalent group –ONO 2 or NO 3 .
2.
fertilizer consisting of potassium nitrate or sodium nitrate.
3.
cellulose nitrate, a substance used as a film base in the early days of filmmaking.
4.
Informal. nitrate film.
verb (used with object), nitrated, nitrating.
5.
to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate.
6.
to convert into a nitrate.

Origin:
1785–95; nitr- + -ate2

nitration, noun
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nitrate (ˈnaɪtreɪt)
 
n
1.  any salt or ester of nitric acid, such as sodium nitrate, NaNO3
2.  a fertilizer consisting of or containing nitrate salts
 
vb
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
 
ni'tration
 
n

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nitrate ni·trate (nī'trāt', -trĭt)
n.

  1. The univalent radical NO3.

  2. A compound containing such a radical, such as a salt or ester of nitric acid.

v. ni·trat·ed, ni·trat·ing, ni·trates
To treat with nitric acid or a nitrate, usually to change an organic compound into a nitrate.
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nitrate   (nī'trāt')  Pronunciation Key 
A salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the group NO3. Nitrates dissolve extremely easily in water and are an important component of the nitrogen cycle. Compare nitrite.
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Example sentences
Pollutants from fertilizer runoff, such as nitrate and nitrite, are also
  removed.
One promising area is the trading of nitrate emissions between factories and
  farmers.
It may be light, or a familiar nutrient such as nitrate or phosphate.
Clostridia bacteria also have an enzyme that reduces nitrate to nitrite.
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