ANFO

noun
\ˈan-(ˌ)fō \

Definition of ANFO 

: a compound made from ammonium nitrate and fuel oil that is used both as a commercial explosive and in the manufacture of improvised bombs

First Known Use of ANFO

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ANFO

ammonium nitrate/fuel oil

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