amatol

[am-uh-tawl, -tol]
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noun Chemistry.

an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT.

Nearby words

  1. amathi,
  2. amati,
  3. amative,
  4. amatively,
  5. amato,
  6. amatory,
  7. amatungula,
  8. amaurosis,
  9. amaurosis congenita of leber,
  10. amaurosis fugax

Origin of amatol

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

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British Dictionary definitions for amatol

amatol

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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