HyperDic: potassium_nitrate

English > 1 sense of the expression potassium nitrate:
NOUNsubstancepotassium nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre, niter, nitre(KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive
English > potassium nitrate: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
Meaning(KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive.
Synonymssaltpeter, saltpetre, niter, nitre
BroadernitrateAny compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
Substance offertilizer, fertiliser, plant foodAny substance such as manure or a mixture of nitrates used to make soil more fertile
Spanishnitrato de potasio, nitrato potásico, nitro, salitre
Catalannitrat de potassi, nitrat potàsic, nitre, nitro, salitre, salnitre

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