Dynamite

Definition of Dynamite

Dy´na`mite
n.1.(Chem.) An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.

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Ballistite, TNT, annihilate, cellulose nitrate, cordite, decimate, demolish, dismantle, dissolve, explosive, gunpowder, high explosive, melinite, nitrocotton, nitroglycerin, plastic explosive, powder, raze, ruin, shatter, smokeless powder, trinitrotoluol, villanous saltpetre
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