guncotton

noun gun·cot·ton \ ˈgən-ˌkä-tᵊn \

Definition of guncotton

:nitrocellulose; especially :an explosive highly nitrated product used chiefly in smokeless powder

First Known Use of guncotton

1846


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guncotton

noun gun·cot·ton \ ˈgən-ˌkät-ᵊn \

medical Definition of guncotton

:any of various cellulose nitrates; especially :an explosive consisting of a higher-nitrated product (as one containing at least 13.2 percent nitrogen)

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