noun chedd·ite \ˈshedīt, ch-\

Definition of cheddite



  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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