noun ther·mate \ˈthərˌmāt\

Definition of thermate



  1. :  a mixture of aluminum powder, powdered iron oxide, and other substances (as barium nitrate) to accelerate burning that forms the standard filling for incendiary bombs

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Origin and Etymology of thermate

from Thermit, a trademark + English -ate

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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