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nitratenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈnaɪ.treɪt/
a ​chemical that ​includesnitrogen and oxygen, often used as a ​fertilizer (= a ​substance that ​helpsplantsgrow): potassium/​sodium nitrate Nitrogen is ​converted into nitrates in the ​soil which ​plants can then use.
(Definition of nitrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nitrate" in American English

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nitratenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈnɑɪ·treɪt/
a ​chemical that is used esp. as a ​fertilizer (= ​substance that ​helpsplantsgrow)
(Definition of nitrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nitrate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 硝酸盐, 硝酸盐肥料…
in Turkish nitrat, besleyici kimyasal gübre…
in Russian нитрат…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硝酸鹽, 硝酸鹽肥料…
in Polish azotan…
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