gelignite

[jel-ig-nahyt]

noun


Nearby words

  1. gelechiid,
  2. gelibolu,
  3. gelid,
  4. gelidity,
  5. gelidly,
  6. gell-mann,
  7. gell-mann, murray,
  8. gelligaer,
  9. geloscopy,
  10. gelosis

Origin of gelignite

gel(atin) + Latin ign(is) fire + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for gelignite

gelignite

noun

a type of dynamite in which the nitrogelatine is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and potassium or sodium nitrateAlso called (informal): gelly (ˈdʒɛlɪ)

Word Origin for gelignite

C19: from gel (atine) + Latin ignis fire + -ite 1

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