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smokeless powder

noun
1.
any of various substitutes for ordinary gunpowder that give off little or no smoke, especially one composed wholly or mostly of guncotton.
Origin of smokeless powder
1885-1890
1885-90
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smokeless powder

noun
1.
any one of a number of explosives that burn with relatively little smoke. They consist mainly of nitrocellulose and are used as propellants
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