nitrostarch

noun
ni·​tro·​starch | \ ˈnī‧trə+ˌ- \

Definition of nitrostarch

: a high explosive that is similar to cellulose nitrate, that is obtained as a white powder by nitrating starch, and that is used chiefly in blasting and demolition explosives

called also starch nitrate

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History and Etymology for nitrostarch

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + starch

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“Nitrostarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrostarch. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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