gelignite


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gel·ig·nite

 (jĕl′ĭg-nīt′)
n.
An explosive mixture composed of nitroglycerine, guncotton, wood pulp, and potassium nitrate.

[gel(atin) + Latin ignis, fire + -ite.]

gelignite

(ˈdʒɛlɪɡˌnaɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a type of dynamite in which the nitrogelatine is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and potassium or sodium nitrate. Also called (informal): gelly
[C19: from gel(atine) + Latin ignis fire + -ite1]

gel•ig•nite

(ˈdʒɛl ɪgˌnaɪt)

n.
a high explosive consisting of a gelatinized mass of nitroglycerine with cellulose nitrate added.
(gel (atin) + Latin ign(is) fire + -ite1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gelignite - a type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate
dynamite - an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
Translations
مادَّه مُتَفَجِّرَه
gelignit
gelignit
gelignit
sprengihlaup
gelignit
jelatinli dinamit

gelignite

[ˈdʒelɪgnaɪt] Ngelignita f

gelignite

[ˈdʒɛlɪgnaɪt] nplastic m

gelignite

gelignite

[ˈdʒɛlɪgˌnaɪt] ngelatina esplosiva, gelignite f

gelignite

(ˈdʒelignait) noun
an explosive. The bandits blew up the bridge with gelignite.
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