Definition of Napalm

1. Noun. Gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps; highly incendiary liquid used in fire bombs and flamethrowers.

Generic synonyms: Gas, Gasolene, Gasoline, Petrol



Definition of Napalm

1. Noun. A highly flammable, viscous substance, (designed to stick to the body while burning), used in warfare to cause widespread death and destruction, especially in wooded areas. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To spray or attack an area using such substance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Napalm

1. to assault with a type of incendiary bomb [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Napalm

nansy pansy
nantle
nantokite
nanu-nanu
nanukayami
nanukayami fever
nanus
naoi
naology
naos
naoses
nap
napa
napa cabbage
napaceous
napalm (current term)
napalmed
napalming
napalmlike
napalms
napas
nape
nape-crest
nape nevus
nape of the neck
naped
naperies
napery
napes
napex

Literary usage of Napalm

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1. Hidden Death: Landmines and Civilian Casualties in Iraqi Kurdistan by Middle East Watch (Organization, Middle East Watch (Organization) (1992)
"The napalm containers are, in most cases, buried, leaving the upper 25 percent of the drum exposed. In several instances, however, the drum is totally ..."

2. Firepower in Limited War by Robert H. Scales, Jr. (1990)
"De Lattre acknowledged after the battle that the timely arrival of napalm helped in great measure to turn the tide. napalm was not particularly destructive, ..."

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