blasting powder



a form of gunpowder made with sodium nitrate instead of saltpeter, used chiefly for blasting rock, ore, etc.

Nearby words

  1. blastema,
  2. blastematic,
  3. blastemic,
  4. blasting,
  5. blasting gelatin,
  6. blasto-,
  7. blastochyle,
  8. blastocoel,
  9. blastocyst,
  10. blastocyte

Origin of blasting powder

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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