muriate

[ myoo r-ee-eyt, -it ]
/ ˈmyʊər iˌeɪt, -ɪt /

noun

(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

OTHER WORDS FROM muriate

sub·mu·ri·ate, noun
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muriate
/ (ˈmjʊərɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

noun

an obsolete name for a chloride

Word Origin for muriate

C18: back formation from muriatic; see muriatic acid
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