am·​a·​tol | \ ˈaməˌtȯl, -äl \
plural -s

Definition of amatol

: an explosive consisting of ammonium nitrate and trinotrotoluene

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First Known Use of amatol

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amatol

International Scientific Vocabulary ammonium + connective -a- + trinitrotoluene

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“Amatol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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