noun, often capitalized
tor·​pex | \ ˈtȯrˌpeks \
plural -es

Definition of torpex

: a high explosive mixture consisting essentially of RDX, TNT, and aluminum and used for depth charges under water

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History and Etymology for torpex

torpedo + explosive

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“Torpex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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