thermite

noun ther·mite \ ˈthər-ˌmīt \
Updated on: 27 Mar 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of thermite

therm- + 1-ite


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