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English noun: nitrate

1. nitrate (substance) any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound


Narrower (hyponym)ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate, cellulose nitrate, glyceryl trinitrate, guncotton, niter, nitre, nitrocellulose, nitrocotton, nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, Nitrospan, Nitrostat, potassium nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre, silver nitrate, soda niter, sodium nitrate, trinitroglycerin, uranyl nitrate


Substance holonymnitro group


English verb: nitrate

1. nitrate (change) treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate


SamplesNitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)process, treat


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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