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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Nitrate  \Ni"trate\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  nitrate.]  (Chem.) 
  A  salt  of  nitric  acid. 
  {Nitrate  of  silver},  a  white  crystalline  salt  ({AgNO3}),  used 
  in  photography  and  as  a  cauterizing  agent;  --  called  also 
  {lunar  caustic}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  salt  or  ester  of  nitric  acid 
  v  :  treat  with  nitric  acid,  so  as  to  change  an  organic  compound 
  into  a  nitrate;  "nitroglycerin  is  obtained  by  nitrating 

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