noun Chiefly British.
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A poor cigar irritates the throat aside from the regular effect of the tobacco, especially if there is much nitre in the wrapper.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
This is a compound, of which sweet spirit of nitre is an impure alcoholic solution.
Nitre also enters into the composition of pulvis fulminans, viz.
In fact, the charcoal burns so rapidly by means of the dephlogisticated air supplied by the nitre.
When fully saturated, this solution deposits crystals, which are called lunar nitre, or nitre of silver.