explosive compound

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Noun1.explosive compound - a compound that is explosiveexplosive compound - a compound that is explosive  
cordite - explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords
dynamite - an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
plastic explosive, plastique - an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
TNT, trinitrotoluene - explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene
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A screw swage forces the two halves together with the explosive compound in the center core, and sizes it to the correct groove diameter.
Dabrowski also acknowledged the "dual-use" of Crispr, and gave the examples - ammonium nitrate, used in fertilizers for the agriculture industry but also a highly explosive compound; chlorine, used in swimming pools for sterilization but lethal in some forms; and automobiles, which we all use regularly but was used to carry out a terror attack in France - of various other such common things that exist around us to stress accessibility.
Barrett's descriptions of how programming works at the cyber level are compelling and clear, detailed enough to create tension but not overly technical -- as with the Collar, a neotech torture device, "a ring of prongs capable of delivering an electric shock to the host [with] an explosive compound " inside.
Although the binary chemicals are benign prior to being mixed, the final product is an explosive compound that rivals some military explosives.
These bombs contain roughly 550 pounds of a high explosive compound known as tritonal, and thanks to tail fuse delays, the bomb's detonation is stalled until it reaches its intended underground target.
George Peterson, R-Grafton, would exclude from the definition of fireworks devices paper or plastic caps containing "twenty-five hundredths grains or less of explosive compound,'' sparklers with not more than 100 grams of pyrotechnic mixture, and items such as "snake and glow worms, smoke devices, or trick noisemakers.''
"We have demonstrated direct, real-time vapor detection for the low-volatility explosive compound RDX, which is used in many types of explosives," David Atkinson, senior research scientist at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory said.
The bomb also contained lead azide, an explosive compound which can be used in detonators.
Precursors are chemical compounds, or elements, that can be converted into an explosive compound through a chemical reaction.
In the case of explosives detection, each known explosive compound has a signature spectrum of ion drift times, and therefore ion mobility values.
RDX -- an explosive compound, ammonium nitrate and fuel oil were explosives used in the deadly blasts in India's financial hub of Mumbai, according to forensic reports.
In addition to lead and a variety of solvents, training facilities release munitions constituents including perchlorate (a thyroid toxicant), RDX (an explosive compound and neurotoxicant), and TNT (an explosive compound linked to anemia and altered liver function).