: a flammable toxic compound C7H5N3O6 used as a high explosive and in chemical synthesis

Word History



First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of TNT was in 1915

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“TNT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TNT. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

: a flammable poisonous compound used as a high explosive

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