[myoo r-ee-eyt, -it]


(not in scientific use) any chloride, especially potassium chloride, KCl, used as a fertilizer.

Origin of muriate

First recorded in 1780–90; back formation from muriatic
Related formssub·mu·ri·ate, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for muriate



an obsolete name for a chloride

Word Origin for muriate

C18: back formation from muriatic; see muriatic acid
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