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a smokeless rocket propellant composed of roughly equal proportions of the explosives nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine
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|Noun||1.||Ballistite - an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant|
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
pyrocellulose - nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder
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