trinitrotoluene

[trahy-nahy-troh-tol-yoo-een]

noun Chemistry.


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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)

noun

the full name for TNT
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Science definitions for trinitrotoluene

trinitrotoluene

[trī-nī′trō-tŏlyōō-ēn′]

See TNT.
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