guncotton

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noun gun·cot·ton \ˈgən-ˌkä-tən\

Definition of guncotton

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

First Known Use of guncotton

1846


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guncotton

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noun gun·cot·ton \ˈgən-ˌkät-ən\

Medical Definition of guncotton

  1. :  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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