[noun nahy-treyt, -trit; verb nahy-treyt] /noun ˈnaɪ treɪt, -trɪt; verb ˈnaɪ treɪt/
Chemistry. a salt or ester of , or any compound containing the univalent group –ONO 2 or NO 3 .
fertilizer consisting of or .
, a substance used as a film base in the early days of filmmaking.
verb (used with object), nitrated, nitrating.
to treat with or a nitrate.
to convert into a nitrate.
any salt or ester of nitric acid, such as sodium nitrate, NaNO3
a fertilizer consisting of or containing nitrate salts
(transitive) to treat with nitric acid or a nitrate
to convert or be converted into a nitrate
to undergo or cause to undergo the chemical process in which a nitro group is introduced into a molecule
1794, from French nitrate (1787) or formed in English from nitre + -ate (3). Related: Nitrates.
nitrate ni·trate (nī’trāt’, -trĭt)
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.
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.
/naɪˈtreɪzɪˌpæm; naɪˈtræz-/ noun 1. a synthetic chemical compound belonging to the benzodiazepine group of drugs; a minor tranquillizer used mainly in sleeping tablets, such as Mogadon. Formula: C15H11N3O3
[nahy-ter] /ˈnaɪ tər/ noun, Chiefly British. 1. . [nahy-ter] /ˈnaɪ tər/ noun 1. . 2. . /ˈnaɪtə/ noun 1. another name for potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate /ˈnaɪtə/ noun 1. the usual US spelling of nitre n. c.1400, “native sodium carbonate,” from Old French nitre (13c.), from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitron, which is possibly of […]
[nahy-trik] /ˈnaɪ trɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing nitrogen, usually in the pentavalent state. 2. of or relating to niter. /ˈnaɪtrɪk/ adjective 1. of or containing nitrogen, esp in the pentavalent state adj. 1794, originally in reference to acid obtained initially from distillation of saltpeter; see nitre + -ic. Perhaps immediately from French nitrique. Known as […]
[nahy-uh-beyt] /ˈnaɪ əˌbeɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any salt of niobic acid; columbate.