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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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