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dunnite

[ duhn-ahyt ]
/ 藞d蕦n a瑟t /
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noun
an explosive used as a bursting charge for armor-piercing projectiles and in high-explosive shells: dunnite is chemically related to but less stable than TNT.
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Also called am路mo路ni路um pic路rate [uh-moh-nee-uhm pik-reyt], /蓹藞mo蕣 ni 蓹m 藞p瑟k re瑟t/, ex路plo路sive D [ik-sploh-siv dee]. /瑟k藞splo蕣 s瑟v 藞di/.

Origin of dunnite

Named after Colonel B. W. Dunn (1860鈥1936), U.S. Army, the inventor; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for dunnite

dunnite
/ (藞d蕦na瑟t) /

noun
an explosive containing ammonium picrate

Word Origin for dunnite

C20: named after Colonel B. W. Dunn (1860鈥1936), American army officer who invented it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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