cheddite

cheddite

[ched-ahyt, shed-]
noun Chemistry.
an explosive for blasting, composed of a chlorate or perchlorate mixed with a fatty substance, as castor oil.

Origin:
1905–10; named after Chedde, town in Savoy where it was first made; see -ite1

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cheddite (ˈtʃɛdaɪt, ˈʃɛd-)
 
n
an explosive made by mixing a powdered chlorate or perchlorate with a fatty substance, such as castor oil
 
[C20: from Chedde town in Savoy, France, where it was first made]

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