[ jel-ig-nahyt ]
/ ˈdʒɛl ɪgˌnaɪt /



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Origin of gelignite

gel(atin) + Latin ign(is) fire + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for gelignite

/ (ˈdʒɛlɪɡˌnaɪt) /


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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