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NITRE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does nitre mean? 

NITRE (noun)
  The noun NITRE has 1 sense:

1. (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

  Familiarity information: NITRE used as a noun is very rare.


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NITRE (noun)


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Meaning:

(KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

niter; nitre; potassium nitrate; saltpeter; saltpetre

Hypernyms ("nitre" is a kind of...):

nitrate (any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid))

Holonyms ("nitre" is a substance of...):

fertiliser; fertilizer; plant food (any substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile)


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