trinitrotoluene


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tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene

 (trī-nī′trō-tŏl′yo͞o-ēn′) also tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ol (-ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
n.
TNT.

trinitrotoluene

(traɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈtɒljʊˌiːn) or

trinitrotoluol

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the full name for TNT

TNT1

,
a flammable toluene derivative, C7H5N3O6, used as a high explosive and in the manufacture of dyestuffs and photographic chemicals.
Also called trinitrotoluene.
[1910–15]

TNT2

,
Trademark. Turner Network Television (a cable TV channel).

tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene

(trī-nī′trō-tŏl′yo͞o-ēn′)
See TNT.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trinitrotoluene - explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluenetrinitrotoluene - explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene
explosive compound - a compound that is explosive
Translations
Trinitrotoluol

trinitrotoluene

[traɪˈnaɪtrəʊˈtɒljuːiːn] Ntrinitrotolueno m

trinitrotoluene

nTrinitrotoluol nt
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Explosive" means any chemical compound or mixture that has the property of yielding readily to combustion or oxidation upon application of heat, flame, or shock, including but not limited to dynamite, nitroglycerin, trinitrotoluene, or ammonium nitrate when combined with other ingredients to form an explosive mixture, blasting caps, and detonators.