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napalm

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

Definition of napalm

1 :a thickener consisting of a mixture of aluminum soaps used in jelling gasoline (as for incendiary bombs)
2 :fuel jelled with napalm

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Origin and Etymology of napalm

naphthene + palmitate


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napalm

verb

Definition of napalm

transitive verb
:to assault with napalm

First Known Use of napalm

1950


NAPALM Defined for English Language Learners

napalm

noun

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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