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dynamite

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noun dy·na·mite \ˈdī-nə-ˌmīt\

Simple Definition of dynamite

  • : a powerful explosive that is often used in the form of a stick

  • : someone or something that may cause arguments or trouble

Full Definition of dynamite

  1. 1 :  an explosive that is made of nitroglycerin absorbed in a porous material and that often contains ammonium nitrate or cellulose nitrate; also :  an explosive (as a mixture of ammonium nitrate and nitrocellulose) that contains no nitroglycerin

  2. 2 :  one that has a powerful effect <an actress who's dynamite at the box office>; also :  something that has great potential to cause trouble or conflict <an issue regarded as political dynamite>

dy·na·mit·ic play \ˌdī-nə-ˈmi-tik\ adjective

Examples of dynamite

  1. The death penalty is political dynamite.



Origin of dynamite

International Scientific Vocabulary dynam- (from Greek dynamis power) + 1-ite


First Known Use: 1867

Rhymes with dynamite

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dynamite

verb dy·na·mite

Simple Definition of dynamite

  • : to blow up (something) using dynamite

Full Definition of dynamite

dynamit·eddynamit·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to blow up with dynamite

  3. 2 :  to cause the failure or destruction of

dy·na·mit·er noun

Examples of dynamite

  1. They plan to dynamite the old building.



1881

First Known Use of dynamite

1881


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dynamite

adjective dy·na·mite

Simple Definition of dynamite

  • : exciting and very impressive or pleasing

Full Definition of dynamite

  1. :  terrific, wonderful <a dynamite performance>

Examples of dynamite

  1. They put on a dynamite performance.

  2. <a summer blockbuster that features some really dynamite special effects>



1922

First Known Use of dynamite

1922



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