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soda niter

noun
1.
a white or transparent mineral, sodium nitrate, NaNO 3 , used chiefly as a fertilizer and in the manufacture of sulfuric and nitric acids and potassium nitrate.
Also called Chile saltpeter, nitratine.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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