amatol

amatol

[am-uh-tawl, -tol]
noun Chemistry.
an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT.

Origin:
1915–20; am(monium) + connective -a- + (trinitro)tol(uene)

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amatol (ˈæməˌtɒl)
 
n
an explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and TNT, used in shells and bombs
 
[C20: from am(monium) + (trinitro)tol(uene)]

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