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trinitrotoluene

[ trahy-nahy-troh-tol-yoo-een ]
/ traɪˌnaɪ troʊˈtɒl yuˌin /
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noun Chemistry.
TNT.
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Also tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ol [trahy-nahy-troh-tol-yoo-ohl]. /traɪˌnaɪ troʊˈtɒl yuˌoʊl/.

Origin of trinitrotoluene

First recorded in 1895–1900; trinitro- + toluene
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British Dictionary definitions for trinitrotoluene

trinitrotoluene

trinitrotoluol (traɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈtɒljʊˌɒl)

/ (traɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈtɒljʊˌiːn) /

noun
the full name for TNT
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Scientific definitions for trinitrotoluene

trinitrotoluene
[ trī-nī′trō-tŏlyōō-ēn′ ]

See TNT.
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