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grenade

[ gri-neyd ]
/ grɪˈneɪd /
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noun
a small shell containing an explosive and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle or launching device.
a similar missile containing a chemical, as for dispersing tear gas or fire-extinguishing substances.
verb (used with object), gre·nad·ed, gre·nad·ing.
to attack with a grenade or grenades.
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Origin of grenade

1525–35; <French <Spanish granada pomegranate, special use of granado having grains <Latin grānātus.See grain, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for grenade

grenade
/ (ɡrɪˈneɪd) /

noun
a small container filled with explosive thrown by hand or fired from a rifle
a sealed glass vessel that is thrown and shatters to release chemicals, such as tear gas or a fire extinguishing agent

Word Origin for grenade

C16: from French, from Spanish granada pomegranate, from Late Latin grānāta, from Latin grānātus seedy; see grain
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