a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, powerful high explosive, C3H6N6O6, used chiefly in bombs and shells.
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Origin of RDX
1940–45; R(esearch)D(epartment)(E)x(plosive), referring to such a department in Woolwich, England
Words nearby RDX
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British Dictionary definitions for RDX
Research Department Explosive; another name for cycloniteSee cyclonite
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