lydd·​ite ˈli-ˌdīt How to pronounce lyddite (audio)
: a high explosive composed chiefly of picric acid

Word History


Lydd, England

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lyddite was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Lyddite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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