saltpetre Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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saltpetrenoun [U]

UK (US saltpeter) uk   /ˌsɒltˈpiː.tər/  us   /ˈsɑːltˌpiː.t̬ɚ/
a salty-tasting ​whitepowder used to ​preservemeat, and also used in ​producingexplosives and fertilizers (= ​substances that ​helpplantsgrow)
(Definition of saltpetre from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “saltpetre”
in Chinese (Simplified) 硝石,钾硝,硝酸钾…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硝石,鉀硝,硝酸鉀…
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