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gelignite

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noun gel·ig·nite \ˈje-lig-ˌnīt\

Definition of gelignite

  1. :  a dynamite in which the adsorbent base is largely potassium nitrate or a similar nitrate usually with some wood pulp



Origin and Etymology of gelignite

gelatin + Latin ignis fire + English -ite — more at igneous


First Known Use: 1889


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