Semtex

Semtex

[sem-teks]
noun
a plastic explosive that is easily tractable and almost odorless, used especially by terrorists.

Origin:
1980–85; name given by the manufacturer; probably from Semt(ín), town in the Czech Republic where it is made + ex(plosive)

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Semtex (ˈsɛmtɛks)
 
n
a pliable plastic explosive originally produced in the Czech Republic
 
[C20: originally a trade name]

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