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Definition: Saltpeter acid
, Saltpetre \Salt`pe"tre\
,, n. [F.
salp[^e]tre, NL. sal petrae, literally, rock salt, or stone
salt; so called because it exudes from rocks or walls. See
, and Petrify
Potassium nitrate; niter; a white crystalline substance,
, having a cooling saline taste, obtained by leaching
from certain soils in which it is produced by the process of
nitrification (see Nitrification
, 2). It is a strong
oxidizer, is the chief constituent of gunpowder, and is also
used as an antiseptic in curing meat, and in medicine as a
diuretic, diaphoretic, and refrigerant.
(Chem.), sodium nitrate (distinguished from
potassium nitrate, or true salpeter), a white crystalline
, having a cooling, saline, slightly
bitter taste. It is obtained by leaching the soil of the
rainless districts of Chili and Peru. It is deliquescent
and cannot be used in gunpowder, but is employed in the
production of nitric acid. Called also cubic niter
(Chem.), nitric acid; -- sometimes so called
because made from saltpeter.