[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
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Examples from the Web for muriate
Or write with a solution of muriate of antimony, and smear the writing over with a feather dipped in a solution of galls.
Develop the color by going over the work with tincture of muriate of iron.Handwork in Wood
Ammonia is met with in commerce as muriate and sulphate of ammonia.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry
As a rule, it has no higher agricultural value than the muriate.
The waters of lake Tezcuco are impregnated with muriate and carbonate of soda.The Indian in his Wigwam
Henry R. Schoolcraft
- an obsolete name for a chloride
C18: back formation from muriatic; see muriatic acid
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