noun. (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive.
- potassium nitrate
- nitre (French)
Example sentences of the word nitre
Tamarisk, nitre bushes and reeds are the only types of greenery found in the depressions between the dunes; however, plant life is much richer along the edges of the desert area.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Add some hot water and using the scrub brush and nonabrasive cleanser remove any carmelizing and nitre (condensed mineral salts) from the inside.