|1.||[ noun ] (chemistry) the radical -NO3 or any compound containing it (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)|
|Related terms:||salt group compound sodium_nitrate potassium_nitrate guncotton cellulose_nitrate nitroglycerin calcium_nitrate ammonium_nitrate uranyl_nitrate silver_nitrate nitro_group nitrify|
|2.||[ verb ] (chemistry) treat with nitric acid, so as to change an organic compound into a nitrate|
"nitroglycerin is obtained by nitrating glycerol"
|Related terms:||process chemistry|