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Definitions of 'Dynamite'

Definition of 'dynamite'
From: WordNet
noun
An explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
verb
Blow up with dynamite; "The rock was dynamited"
Definition of 'Dynamite'
From: GCIDE
Dynamite \Dy"na*mite\, n. [Gr. ? power. See Dynamic.] (Chem.) An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'dynamite'
From: GCIDE
Explosive \Ex*plo"sive\, n. 1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, TNT, dynamite, or nitro-glycerine. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice. Note: [See Guide to Pronunciation, [root] 155-7, 184.] [1913 Webster]
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