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noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • Alumtol: ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, aluminium powder.

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  • Titanite: Ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, curcuma charcoal.

  • Alsilite: ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene, ferrosilicon-aluminium, salt.

  • Densite: alkaline nitrates, trinitrotoluene, dinitrotoluene, and ammonium chloride.

  • The Germans did not develop this explosive as much as the Entente Powers, who effected great economy of trinitrotoluene.

British Dictionary definitions for trinitrotoluene


trinitrotoluol (traɪˌnaɪtrəʊˈtɒljʊˌɒl)

  1. the full name for TNT
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trinitrotoluene in Science


  1. See TNT.
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