niter

[nahy-ter]
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noun


Nearby words

  1. nit-pick,
  2. nit-picking,
  3. nit-picky,
  4. nitchie,
  5. nite,
  6. niterie,
  7. nitery,
  8. niterói,
  9. nitfly,
  10. nither

Also especially British, ni·tre.

Origin of niter

1375–1425; late Middle English nitre < Latin nitrum < Greek nítron natron

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British Dictionary definitions for niter

niter

noun

the usual US spelling of nitre
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Word Origin and History for niter

niter

see nitre.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for niter

niter

[nītər]

A naturally occurring mineral form of potassium nitrate. It is used to make gunpowder.
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