guncotton

noun
gun·​cot·​ton | \ ˈgən-ˌkä-tᵊn How to pronounce guncotton (audio) \

Definition of guncotton

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

First Known Use of guncotton

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Guncotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guncotton. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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guncotton

noun
gun·​cot·​ton | \ ˈgən-ˌkät-ᵊn How to pronounce guncotton (audio) \

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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