Dictionary.com

amatol

[ am-uh-tawl, -tol ]
/ ˈæm əˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl /
Save This Word!

noun Chemistry.

an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of amatol

1915–20; am(monium) + connective -a- + (trinitro)tol(uene)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for amatol

amatol
/ (ˈæməˌtɒl) /

noun

an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT, used in shells and bombs
C20: from am (monium) + (trinitro) tol (uene)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!