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

Word History

Etymology

ammonium nitrate/fuel oil

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ANFO was in 1965

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“ANFO.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ANFO. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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