[trahy-nahy-troh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen]

noun Chemistry.

any of three yellow crystalline compounds having the formula C9H3N3O6, capable of more explosive power and requiring more impact than TNT.

Origin of trinitrobenzene

Also called TNB Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trinitrobenzene



any of three explosive crystalline isomeric compounds with the formula C 6 H 3 (NO 2) 3 . They are less sensitive to impact than TNT but more powerful in their explosive force
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