fulminating powder


noun

powder that explodes by percussion.
a fulminate.

Nearby words

  1. fully-fledged,
  2. fulmar,
  3. fulminant,
  4. fulminate,
  5. fulminating compound,
  6. fulmination,
  7. fulmine,
  8. fulminic,
  9. fulminic acid,
  10. fulminous

Origin of fulminating powder

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for fulminating powder

fulminating powder

noun

powder that detonates by percussion
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