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muriate

[myoo r-ee-eyt, -it]
noun
  1. (not in scientific use) any chloride, especially potassium chloride, KCl, used as a fertilizer.
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Origin of muriate

First recorded in 1780–90; back formation from muriatic
Related formssub·mu·ri·ate, noun
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muriate

noun
  1. an obsolete name for a chloride
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Word Origin for muriate

C18: back formation from muriatic; see muriatic acid
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