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salt•pe•ter



Pronunciation: (sôlt"pē'tur), [key]
n.
1. the form of potassium nitrate, KNO3, that occurs naturally, used in the manufacture of fireworks, fluxes, gunpowder, etc.; niter.
2. See Chile saltpeter. Also,salt"pe'tre.

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