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mineral jelly

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a gelatinous product made from petroleum, used to stabilize certain explosives.


mineral jelly

noun

  1. another name for petrolatum


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mineral jelly1

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example Sentences

Noddite: a strip sporting-rifle powder containing nitroglycerine, nitrocellulose, mineral jelly.

Ballistite: equal parts of nitroglycerine and soluble nitrocotton with some mineral jelly.

Nobel's invention, "cordite," is composed of nitroglycerin and nitrocellulose with a little mineral jelly or vaseline.

Some mineral jelly is added to render the explosive more stable.

It may also contain calcium and magnesium carbonate and mineral jelly.

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