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napalm

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noun na·palm \ˈnā-ˌpäm, -ˌpälm also ˈna- also nə-ˈpä(l)m\

Definition of napalm

  1. 1 :  a thickener consisting of a mixture of aluminum soaps used in jelling gasoline (as for incendiary bombs)

  2. 2 :  fuel jelled with napalm

Origin and Etymology of napalm

naphthene + palmitate


First Known Use: 1942


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napalm

verb na·palm

Definition of napalm

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to assault with napalm

1950

First Known Use of napalm

1950


NAPALM Defined for English Language Learners

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napalm

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noun na·palm \ˈnā-ˌpäm, -ˌpälm also ˈna- also nə-ˈpä(l)m\

Definition of napalm for English Language Learners

  • : a thick substance that contains gasoline and that is used in bombs that cause a destructive fire over a wide area


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