It consumes very slowly in the fire, and deflagrates like plumbago with
(Elements & Compounds) another name for potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate. [ C14: via Old French from Latin nitrum, from Greek nitron natron]. Collins English ...
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Mention of this substance is made in Pr 25:20 --"and as vinegar upon
(KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive.
ni•tre USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Brit.] niter. Collins Concise English Dictionary
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ni'-ter (nether; nitron):
1400, "native sodium carbonate," from Old French