a highly incendiary jellylike substance used in fire bombs, flamethrowers, etc.
to drop bombs containing napalm on (troops, a city, or the like).
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How to use napalm in a sentence
In late 1944, thousands of bombs packed with napalm reached the Marianas.Wrestling with the strategy — and morality — of the firebombing of Japan | Diana Preston | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
napalm is the infamous, goo-like substance that burns quickly when lit on fire and adheres easily to skin.Sexually-Charged Napalm Sculptures Debut at Gallery Diet in Miami | Ann Binlot | March 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But one artist in Miami has gone even further, creating pieces made from napalm and a rare aphrodisiac soda, Nexcite.Sexually-Charged Napalm Sculptures Debut at Gallery Diet in Miami | Ann Binlot | March 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like napalm or the wrath of God, but for your digestive system.Diet Like Jesus: What the Bible Says About How to Eat | Candida Moss | October 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Authorities also found the paintbrushes Holmes allegedly used to make the napalm.
Urban landscapes had been devastated by napalm and white phosphorous; two major Japanese cities had been leveled by atomic bombs.The O Word: Christopher Dickey on What Occupation Means Today | Christopher Dickey | December 6, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
The napalm caught, tongues of flame and roiling, greasy smoke climbed up to the sky.
Clenching the gun in his teeth, the Pyrran clutched a barrel of napalm with his good hand and hurled it over on its side.
Two Pyrrans were rolling out drums of napalm with reckless disregard for their own safety.
The napalm drums were unloaded without his help and the truck vanished for more.
Burning wax was hotter than melted lead, and it stuck to anything it touched, worse than napalm.Four-Day Planet | Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for napalm
a thick and highly incendiary liquid, usually consisting of petrol gelled with aluminium soaps, used in firebombs, flame-throwers, etc
(tr) to attack with napalm
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Scientific definitions for napalm
A firm jelly made by mixing gasoline with aluminum salts (made of fatty acids). It is used in some bombs and in flamethrowers. Napalm was developed during World War II.
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