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English definition of “sodium nitrate”

sodium nitrate

noun [U] uk   specialized us  
a chemical compound used to make explosives, fireworks, and fertilizers, and as a preservative for meatSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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