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Semtex

[ sem-teks ]

noun

  1. a plastic explosive that is easily tractable and almost odorless, used especially by terrorists.


Semtex

/ ˈsɛmtɛks /

noun

  1. a pliable plastic explosive originally produced in the Czech Republic


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Semtex1

1980–85; name given by the manufacturer; probably from Semt(ín), town in the Czech Republic where it is made + ex(plosive)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Semtex1

C20: originally a trade name
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Example Sentences

The cache included a submachine gun, pistols, revolvers, and enough Semtex to make 180 bombs.

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