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fulminating powder

noun
  1. powder that explodes by percussion.
  2. a fulminate.
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Origin of fulminating powder

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for fulminating powder

fulminating powder

noun
  1. powder that detonates by percussion
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