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niter

[ nahy-ter ]
/ ˈnaɪ tər /
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noun
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Also especially British, ni·tre .

Origin of niter

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

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British Dictionary definitions for niter

niter
/ (ˈnaɪtə) /

noun
the usual US spelling of nitre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for niter

niter
[ nītər ]

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