Lyddite Lydd"ite, n. (Chem.) A high explosive consisting principally of picric acid, used as a shell explosive in the British service; -- so named from the proving grounds at Lydd, England. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • lyddite — [ lidit ] n. f. • 1889; mot angl., de Lydd, ville du Kent ♦ Techn. Explosif très voisin de la mélinite. ● lyddite nom féminin (de Lydd, nom propre) Explosif dérivé de l acide picrique. (Il fut utilisé pendant la Première Guerre mondiale.)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • lyddite — [lid′īt΄] n. [after Lydd, village in KENT2 (where first made and tested) + ITE1] a powerful explosive containing picric acid, used in shells …   English World dictionary

  • Lyddite — Acide picrique Acide picrique Structure de l acide picrique Général Nom IUPAC 2,4,6 trinitrophénol …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lyddite — lyd·dì·te s.f. TS chim. miscela esplosiva a base di acido picrico, utilizzata nella prima guerra mondiale {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1912. ETIMO: dall ingl. lyddite, der. di Lydd, nome di una città inglese …   Dizionario italiano

  • lyddite — liditas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Sprogstamoji medžiaga iš pikro rūgšties ir vazelino. atitikmenys: angl. lyddite rus. лидит …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lyddite — noun Etymology: Lydd, England Date: 1888 a high explosive composed chiefly of picric acid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lyddite — /lid uyt/, n. Chem. a high explosive consisting chiefly of picric acid. [1885 90; named after Lydd, borough in SE England near the site where it was first tested; see ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lyddite — pl.f. lydditi …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • lyddite — n. explosive mainly composed of picric acid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lyddite — [ lɪdʌɪt] noun a high explosive containing picric acid, used by the British during the First World War. Origin C19: named after Lydd, a town in Kent where the explosive was first tested, + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

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