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dynamite


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dynamite  \Dy"na*mite\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  power.  See  {Dynamic}.]  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dynamite 
  n  :  an  explosive  containing  nitrate  sensitized  with 
  nitroglycerin  absorbed  on  wood  pulp 
  v  :  blow  up  with  dynamite;  "The  rock  was  dynamited" 




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