TNT

noun
\ˌtē-(ˌ)en-ˈtē \

Definition of TNT 

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

First Known Use of TNT

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for TNT

trinitrotoluene

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The first known use of TNT was in 1915

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TNT

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English Language Learners Definition of TNT

: a very powerful explosive

TNT

noun
\ˌtē-ˌen-ˈtē \

Kids Definition of TNT

: an explosive used in artillery shells and bombs and in blasting

TNT

noun
\ˌtē-ˌen-ˈtē \

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