gel-ignite

gelignite

[jel-ig-nahyt]

Origin:
gel(atin) + Latin ign(is) fire + -ite1

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gelignite (ˈdʒɛlɪɡˌnaɪt)
 
n
Also called (informal): gelly a type of dynamite in which the nitrogelatine is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and potassium or sodium nitrate
 
[C19: from gel(atine) + Latin ignis fire + -ite1]

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