gelignite

noun
gel·​ig·​nite | \ ˈje-lig-ˌnīt How to pronounce gelignite (audio) \

Definition of gelignite

: a dynamite in which the adsorbent base is largely potassium nitrate or a similar nitrate usually with some wood pulp

First Known Use of gelignite

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelignite

gelatin + Latin ignis fire + English -ite — more at igneous

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