lead azide

noun

Definition of lead azide

: a crystalline explosive compound Pb(N3)2 used as a detonating agent

First Known Use of lead azide

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Lead azide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20azide. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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