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gelatin dynamite

[ jel-uh-tn dahy-nuh-mahyt ]
/ ˈdʒɛl ə tn ˈdaɪ nəˌmaɪt /
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noun

a high explosive consisting of a gelatinized mass of nitroglycerin with nitrocellulose added.

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Also called gelignite, nitrogelatin.

Origin of gelatin dynamite

First recorded in 1885–90
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