thermite

noun
ther·​mite | \ ˈthər-ˌmīt How to pronounce thermite (audio) \

Definition of thermite

: a mixture of aluminum powder and a metal oxide (such as iron oxide) that when ignited evolves a great deal of heat and is used in welding and in incendiary bombs

First Known Use of thermite

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thermite

therm- + -ite entry 1

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