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blasting gelatin

[ blas-ting jel-uh-tn, blahs‐ ]
/ ˈblæs tɪŋ ˌdʒɛl ə tn, ˈblɑs‐ /
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noun
a type of plastic dynamite containing about 7 percent of nitrocellulose, used chiefly in underwater work.
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Origin of blasting gelatin

First recorded in 1875–80
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