- potassium nitrate
- (KNO3)Transparent, colorless or white crystalline powder or crystals. Used in pyrotechnics; explosives; matches; metallurgy and glass manufacture.
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Potassium nitrate — Potassium nitrate … Wikipedia
potassium nitrate — n a crystalline salt KNO3 that is a strong oxidizing agent and is used in medicine chiefly as a diuretic called also niter, saltpeter * * * [USP] a compound, KNO3; used as a food preservative … Medical dictionary
potassium nitrate — n. a colorless, crystalline compound, KNO3, used in fertilizers, gunpowder, preservatives, etc., in medicine, and as a reagent and oxidizing agent in chemistry … English World dictionary
potassium nitrate — kalio nitratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KNO₃ atitikmenys: angl. Indian Saltpeter, US; Indian saltpetre, GB; nitre; potassium nitrate; saltpeter, US; saltpeter; saltpetre, GB rus. индийская селитра; калиевая селитра; калий азотнокислый;… … Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas
potassium nitrate — noun (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive • Syn: ↑saltpeter, ↑saltpetre, ↑niter, ↑nitre • Derivationally related forms: ↑nitric (for: ↑nitre), ↑ … Useful english dictionary
potassium nitrate — noun the potassium salt of nitric acid, KNO; used in the production of nitric acid, as a food preservative, and is used in toothpaste for sensitive gums Syn: E252, nitre, saltpetre … Wiktionary
potassium-nitrate — saltpeter, salt of nitric acid with potassium, niter … English contemporary dictionary
potassium nitrate — noun Date: 1869 a crystalline salt KNO3 that occurs as a product of nitrification in arable soils, is a strong oxidizer, and is used especially in making gunpowder, as a fertilizer, and in medicine … New Collegiate Dictionary
potassium nitrate — Chem. a crystalline compound, KNO3, produced by nitrification in soil, and used in gunpowders, fertilizers, and preservatives; saltpeter; niter. [1880 85] * * * … Universalium
potassium nitrate — See niter … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology