abel·​ite | \ ˈābəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of abelite

: an explosive consisting essentially of ammonium nitrate and a nitro derivative of some aromatic hydrocarbon

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First Known Use of abelite

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abelite

Frederick Abel †1902 English chemist + -ite entry 1

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“Abelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abelite. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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