ammonium picrate


Definition of ammonium picrate

: a yellow or red salt of picric acid NH4OC6H2(NO3)3 used as an explosive, its resistance to impact, shock, and friction permitting its use in armor-piercing projectiles

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First Known Use of ammonium picrate

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Ammonium picrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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