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cyclonite

[ sahy-kluh-nahyt, sik-luh- ]
/ ˈsaɪ kləˌnaɪt, ˈsɪk lə- /
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Origin of cyclonite

First recorded in 1920–25; cyclo- + (tri)nit(ro-) + (amin)e
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How to use cyclonite in a sentence

  • His third was a graze; so close that its proximity fuze functioned, detonating the cyclonite-packed war-head.

    Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for cyclonite

cyclonite
/ (ˈsaɪkləˌnaɪt) /

noun
a white crystalline insoluble explosive prepared by the action of nitric acid on hexamethylenetetramine; cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine: used in bombs and shells. Formula: C 3 H 6 N 6 O 6

Word Origin for cyclonite

C20: from cyclo- + (trimethylene-tri) nit (ramin) e
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