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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sodium nitrate mean? 

  The noun SODIUM NITRATE has 1 sense:

1. (NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

  Familiarity information: SODIUM NITRATE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1sodium nitrate [BACK TO TOP]


(NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

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Nouns denoting substances


soda niter; sodium nitrate

Hypernyms ("sodium nitrate" is a kind of...):

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

Holonyms ("sodium nitrate" 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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