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Semtex

[ sem-teks ]
/ ˈsɛm tɛks /
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noun
a plastic explosive that is easily tractable and almost odorless, used especially by terrorists.
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Origin of Semtex

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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British Dictionary definitions for Semtex

Semtex
/ (ˈsɛmtɛks) /

noun
a pliable plastic explosive originally produced in the Czech Republic

Word Origin for Semtex

C20: originally a trade name
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