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  1. a brand of thermite.
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Historical Examples of thermit

  • There has been some elaborate preparation of the thermit too.

    The Boy's Book of New Inventions

    Harry E. Maule

  • The third system is a mixture of the joining by plates and the thermit process.

  • The amount of thermit required is calculated from the wax used.

  • A part of the metal was moltenfrom the thermit, past question.

    The Fifth-Dimension Tube

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • Dr. Goldschmidt made use of this reaction in his thermit process.

    Creative Chemistry

    Edwin E. Slosson

British Dictionary definitions for thermit


Thermite (ˈθɜːmaɪt)

  1. trademark a mixture of aluminium powder and a metal oxide, such as iron oxide, which when ignited reacts with the evolution of heat to yield aluminium oxide and molten metal: used for welding and in some types of incendiary bombs
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