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cheddite

[ched-ahyt, shed-] /ˈtʃɛd aɪt, ˈʃɛd-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
an explosive for blasting, composed of a chlorate or perchlorate mixed with a fatty substance, as castor oil.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; named after Chedde, town in Savoy where it was first made; see -ite1
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cheddite

/ˈtʃɛdaɪt; ˈʃɛd-/
noun
1.
an explosive made by mixing a powdered chlorate or perchlorate with a fatty substance, such as castor oil
Word Origin
C20: from Chedde town in Savoy, France, where it was first made
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