noun Chiefly British.
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On saturating a quantity of this water with a fixed alcali, and then evaporating, &c. I have procured two chrystals of nitre.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley
When nitre, for instance, is burned with carbonaceous matter, the product is carbonate of potash.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
If these vapours be catched in a receiver, they condense into a liquor, which is a very strong and vastly smoking Spirit of Nitre.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
If mixed with nitre, the potassa retains the carbonic acid, and the carbon may be thus easily estimated.
In this case no red sublimate arose as customarily takes place with that calx which is prepared by the acid of nitre.Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2|Carl Wilhelm Scheele