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amatol

[ am-uh-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˈæm əˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl /
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noun Chemistry.
an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT.
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Origin of amatol

1915–20; am(monium) + connective -a- + (trinitro)tol(uene)
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British Dictionary definitions for amatol

amatol
/ (ˈæməˌtɒl) /

noun
an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT, used in shells and bombs

Word Origin for amatol

C20: from am (monium) + (trinitro) tol (uene)
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