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)

Word History


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

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“Cheddite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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