maximite

noun
max·​im·​ite | \ -ˌmīt \
plural -s

Definition of maximite

: a high explosive of the picric acid class formerly used in armor-piercing shells

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History and Etymology for maximite

Hudson Maxim †1927 American inventor and explosives expert + English -ite

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“Maximite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maximite. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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