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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ni·ter /ˈnaɪtɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ni·ter /ˈnaɪtɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ni·ter, Ni·tre  n.
 1. Chem. A white crystalline semitransparent salt; potassium nitrate; saltpeter. See Saltpeter.
 2. Chem. Native sodium carbonate; natron. [Obs.]
    For though thou wash thee with niter, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me.   --Jer. ii. 22.
 Cubic niter, a deliquescent salt, sodium nitrate, found as a native incrustation, like niter, in Peru and Chile, whence it is known also as Chile saltpeter.
 Niter bush Bot., a genus (Nitraria) of thorny shrubs bearing edible berries, and growing in the saline plains of Asia and Northern Africa.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive [syn: potassium
          nitrate, saltpeter, saltpetre, nitre]