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English definition of “nitrate”


noun [C or U]     /ˈnaɪ.treɪt/
a chemical that includes nitrogen and oxygen , often used as a fertilizer (= a substance that helps plants grow ): potassium / sodium nitrate Nitrogen is converted into nitrates in the soil which plants can then use.Specific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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