Meaning of “sodium nitrate” in the English Dictionary

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"sodium nitrate" in British English

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sodium nitratenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsəʊ.di.əm ˈnaɪ.treɪt/ us /ˌsoʊ.di.əm ˈnaɪ.treɪt/ specialized

a chemical compound used to make explosives, fireworks, and fertilizers, and as a preservative for meat

(Definition of “sodium nitrate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)