Meaning of “nitrate” in the English Dictionary

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"nitrate" in British English

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nitratenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈnaɪ.treɪt/ us /ˈnaɪ.treɪt/

a chemical that includes nitrogen and oxygen, often used as a fertilizer (= a substance that helps plants grow):

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 helps plants grow)

(Definition of “nitrate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)