noun Chemistry.

a salt or ester of picric acid.

Origin of picrate

First recorded in 1865–70; picr(ic acid) + -ate2
Related formspic·rat·ed, adjective
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any salt or ester of picric acid, such as sodium picrate
a charge-transfer complex formed by picric acid
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A salt or ester of picric acid.
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