cheddite

noun chedd·ite \ ˈshedīt , ch- \

Definition of cheddite

plural -s
:a blasting explosive consisting essentially of a mixture of a chlorate or perchlorate (as of potassium) with an aromatic nitro compound (as nitronaphthalene) and usually a fatty substance (as castor oil)

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Origin and Etymology of cheddite

Chedde, town in Haute-Savoie, France, where it was first made + English -ite


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