amatol

[am-uh-tawl, -tol]

Origin of amatol

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

noun
  1. 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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