follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

thermite

[thur-mahyt] /ˈθɜr maɪt/
noun
1.
a mixture of finely-divided metallic aluminum and ferric oxide that when ignited produces extremely high temperatures as the result of the union of the aluminum with the oxygen of the oxide: used in welding, incendiary bombs, etc.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; therm- + -ite1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for thermite

Thermit

/ˈθɜːmɪt/
noun
1.
trademark a mixture of aluminium powder and a metal oxide, such as iron oxide, which when ignited reacts with the evolution of heat to yield aluminium oxide and molten metal: used for welding and in some types of incendiary bombs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for thermite

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for thermite

13
13
Scrabble Words With Friends