Definition of Gelignite

1. Noun. A type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate.

Exact synonyms: Gelly
Generic synonyms: Dynamite



Definition of Gelignite

1. Noun. An explosive mixture of nitroglycerine and nitrate absorbed onto a base of wood pulp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gelignite

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gelignite

geldings
gelds
gelechiid
gelechiid moth
gelee
gelees
gelid
gelider
gelidest
gelidities
gelidity
gelidly
gelidness
gelidnesses
gelifraction
gelignite (current term)
gelignites
gellan gum
gellan lyase
gellant
gellants
gelled
gellies
gelling
gelling agent
gelly
geloscopy
gelose
gelosies
gelosis

Literary usage of Gelignite

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1. The Blasting of Rock in Mines, Quarries, Tunnels, Etc: A Scientific and by Albert William Daw, Zacharias Williams Daw (1898)
"6 and 7 for blasting gelatine, gelatine- dynamite, gelignite, tonite, blasting amberite and ... gelignite.—gelignite is an explosive compound consisting of ..."

2. Blasting: A Handbook for the Use of Engineers and Others Engaged in Mining by Oscar Guttmann (1906)
"Gelatine Dynamite consists of 80 parts of blasting gelatine to 20 of the same absorbing powder as is used for gelignite (see below). gelignite (called in ..."

3. Nitro-explosives: A Practical Treatise Concerning the Properties by Percy Gerald Sanford (1906)
"... and Treatment of—Other Materials used—Composition of gelignite—Blasting Gelatine—Gelatine Dynamite —Absorbing Materials—Wood Pulp—Potassium Nitrate, ..."

4. Australasian Roads: A Treatise, Practical and Scientific, on the Location by John Montgomery Coane, Henry Edward Coane (1908)
"... the rock the quicker in effect should the explosive be; that is to say, it must exercise great shattering force. Dynamite, blasting gelatine, gelignite, ..."

5. The Blasting of Rock in Mines, Quarries, Tunnels, Etc: A Scientific and by Albert William Daw, Zacharias Williams Daw (1898)
"6 and 7 for blasting gelatine, gelatine- dynamite, gelignite, tonite, blasting amberite and ... gelignite.—gelignite is an explosive compound consisting of ..."

6. Blasting: A Handbook for the Use of Engineers and Others Engaged in Mining by Oscar Guttmann (1906)
"Gelatine Dynamite consists of 80 parts of blasting gelatine to 20 of the same absorbing powder as is used for gelignite (see below). gelignite (called in ..."

7. Nitro-explosives: A Practical Treatise Concerning the Properties by Percy Gerald Sanford (1906)
"... and Treatment of—Other Materials used—Composition of gelignite—Blasting Gelatine—Gelatine Dynamite —Absorbing Materials—Wood Pulp—Potassium Nitrate, ..."

8. Australasian Roads: A Treatise, Practical and Scientific, on the Location by John Montgomery Coane, Henry Edward Coane (1908)
"... the rock the quicker in effect should the explosive be; that is to say, it must exercise great shattering force. Dynamite, blasting gelatine, gelignite, ..."

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