nitrostarch

noun

ni·​tro·​starch
ˈnī‧trə+ˌ-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary nitr- + starch

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“Nitrostarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrostarch. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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