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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive.

Usage examples (35)
  • The American Heritage Dictionary says saltpeter is either potassium nitrate (used for curing meats) or sodium nitrate.
  • Lull called soda nitrum, and he called saltpeter sal nitri.
  •   Refining the saltpeter was the current big problem, but I was hesitant about getting Arabian alchemists in on the project.
  • Why is saltpeter used in the preservation of meats? for more
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