Recent Examples of nitrocellulose from the Web
Zamyatin had left socialist pamphlets under his bed and nitrocellulose, an explosive, on his windowsill (alongside his staples of sugar and salami).
The criminal complaint says investigators found a letter, a fuse, a GPS device and a half-ounce vial containing black powder that tested positive for the flammable compound nitrocellulose in the package that arrived in Baltimore.
The chemical, nitrocellulose, is used in nail polish and lacquer.
Rui Hai was storing more than 11,000 tons of hazardous goods at its warehouse before the disaster, including more than 200 tons of nitrocellulose and 800 tons of ammonium nitrate, far in excess of what was allowed, the investigation found.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nitrocellulose.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Learn More about nitrocellulose
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about nitrocellulose
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up nitrocellulose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).