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dynamite

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noun dy·na·mite \ˈdī-nə-ˌmīt\

Definition of dynamite

  1. 1 :  an explosive that is made of nitroglycerin absorbed in a porous material and that often contains ammonium nitrate or cellulose nitrate; also :  an explosive (such as a mixture of ammonium nitrate and nitrocellulose) that contains no nitroglycerin

  2. 2 :  one that has a powerful effect an actress who's dynamite at the box office; also :  something that has great potential to cause trouble or conflict an issue regarded as political dynamite

dynamitic

play \ˌdī-nə-ˈmi-tik\ adjective

Examples of dynamite in a Sentence

  1. The death penalty is political dynamite.

Origin and Etymology of dynamite

International Scientific Vocabulary dynam- (from Greek dynamis power) + 1-ite


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dynamite

verb dy·na·mite

Definition of dynamite

dynamited

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dynamiting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to blow up with dynamite

  3. 2 :  to cause the failure or destruction of

dynamiter

noun

Examples of dynamite in a Sentence

  1. They plan to dynamite the old building.

First Known Use of dynamite

1881


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dynamite

adjective dy·na·mite

Definition of dynamite

  1. :  terrific, wonderful a dynamite performance

Examples of dynamite in a Sentence

  1. They put on a dynamite performance.

  2. a summer blockbuster that features some really dynamite special effects

First Known Use of dynamite

1922


DYNAMITE Defined for English Language Learners

dynamite

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noun

Definition of dynamite for English Language Learners

  • : a powerful explosive that is often used in the form of a stick

  • : someone or something that may cause arguments or trouble

dynamite

verb

Definition of dynamite for English Language Learners

  • : to blow up (something) using dynamite

dynamite

adjective

Definition of dynamite for English Language Learners

  • : exciting and very impressive or pleasing


DYNAMITE Defined for Kids

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dynamite

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noun dy·na·mite \ˈdī-nə-ˌmīt\

Definition of dynamite for Students

  1. :  an explosive used in blasting


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dynamite

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verb dy·na·mite

Definition of dynamite for Students

dynamited

;

dynamiting

  1. :  to blow up with dynamite



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