blasting gelatin

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Noun1.blasting gelatin - mixture of guncotton with nitroglycerin
explosive mixture - a mixture that is explosive
cellulose nitrate, guncotton, nitrocellulose, nitrocotton - a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives
glyceryl trinitrate, nitroglycerin, nitroglycerine, Nitrospan, Nitrostat, trinitroglycerin - a heavy yellow poisonous oily explosive liquid obtained by nitrating glycerol; used in making explosives and medically as a vasodilator (trade names Nitrospan and Nitrostat)
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In the same area, police spokesman Mr Gunasekara said officers acting on information from intelligence officials found 150 sticks of blasting gelatin and 100,000 small metal balls, as well as a van and clothing suspected to be used by those involved in the Easter attack.
Industrial gelignite, also known as blasting gelatin or jelly, is regularly used in quarries and mining as an explosive.
In real life, gelignite (blasting gelatin) has been around since 1875 and was created by Alfred Nobel, the same guy who invented dynamite.