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ballistite

[bal-uh-stahyt] /ˈbæl əˌstaɪt/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a smokeless powder consisting of nitroglycerine and cellulose nitrate chiefly in a 40 to 60 percent ratio: used as a solid fuel for rockets.
Origin of ballistite
1890-1895
1890-95; formerly a trademark
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