Definition of Dynamite

1. Noun. An explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp.

Generic synonyms: Explosive Compound
Specialized synonyms: Gelignite, Gelly
Terms within: Glyceryl Trinitrate, Nitroglycerin, Nitroglycerine, Nitrospan, Nitrostat, Trinitroglycerin
Derivative terms: Dynamitist



2. Verb. Blow up with dynamite. "The rock was dynamited"
Generic synonyms: Blow Up, Detonate, Explode, Set Off
Derivative terms: Dynamiter

Definition of Dynamite

1. n. An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.

Definition of Dynamite

1. Noun. A class of explosives made from nitroglycerine in an absorbent medium such as kieselguhr, used in mining and blasting; invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Anything exceptionally dangerous, exciting or wonderful. ¹

3. Verb. To blow up with dynamite or other high explosive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dynamite

1. to blow up with a powerful explosive [v -MITED, -MITING, -MITES]

Medical Definition of Dynamite

1. An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition. Origin: Gr. Power. See Dynamic. (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dynamite

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dynamite (current term)
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dynamized

Literary usage of Dynamite

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Fisher testified: "As to where I took the dynamite when I carried it home, ... I had children, and did not want them to get hold of the dynamite and caps, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"remarks that dynamite in Jess crushing in ite action than nitro- glycerin, ... In using dynamite, its detonation is effected by means of the explosion of a ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Most of the dynamite used in this country is of the first class, as it is less costly and equally serviceable, except in wet ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"The following analyses give the composition of several dynamite powders in which gunpowder is the absorbent : Similar to the foregoing are the giant powder, ..."

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