dynamite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Explosive \Ex*plo"sive\, n.
   1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a
      rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, TNT,
      dynamite, or nitro-glycerine.
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   2. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath;
      (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are
      sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice.

   Note: [See Guide to Pronunciation, [root] 155-7, 184.]
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