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RDX

1.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, powerful high explosive, C 3 H 6 N 6 O 6 , used chiefly in bombs and shells.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; R(esearch) D(epartment) (E)x(plosive), referring to such a department in Woolwich, England
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RDX

abbreviation
1.
Research Department Explosive; another name for cyclonite See cyclonite
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RDX

rapid detonation explosive
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