Fulminating powder
Fulminating Ful"mi*na"ting, a. 1. Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner. [1913 Webster]

2. Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures. [1913 Webster]

{Fulminating oil}, nitroglycerin.

{Fulminating powder} (Chem.) any violently explosive powder, but especially one of the fulminates, as mercuric fulminate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fulminating powder — n. an explosive material used as a detonator, esp. one containing mercuric fulminate …   English World dictionary

  • fulminating powder — 1. powder that explodes by percussion. 2. a fulminate. [1795 1805] * * * fulminating powder, any explosive powder, especially one of the fulminates …   Useful english dictionary

  • fulminating powder — 1. powder that explodes by percussion. 2. a fulminate. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • fulminating powder — /ˌfʊlməneɪtɪŋ ˈpaʊdə/ (say .foolmuhnayting powduh) noun 1. powder which explodes by percussion. 2. → fulminate (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fulminating — Ful mi*na ting, a. 1. Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures. [1913 Webster] {Fulminating oil}, nitroglycerin. {Fulminating powder} (Chem.) any violently… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulminating oil — Fulminating Ful mi*na ting, a. 1. Thundering; exploding in a peculiarly sudden or violent manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Hurling denunciations, menaces, or censures. [1913 Webster] {Fulminating oil}, nitroglycerin. {Fulminating powder} (Chem.) any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulminating gold — Fulminate Ful mi*nate, n. [Cf. P. fulminate. See {Fulminate}, v. i.] (Chem.) (a) A salt of fulminic acid. See under {Fulminic}. (b) A fulminating powder. [1913 Webster] {Fulminate of gold}, an explosive compound of gold; called also {fulminating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulminating gold — noun : any of several explosive substances containing gold and nitrogen (as a powder obtained by the action of ammonia on gold oxide) * * * fulminating gold noun A green powder made from auric (gold) oxide and ammonium hydroxide • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Percussion powder — Percussion Per*cus sion, n. [L. percussio: cf. F. percussion. See {Percuss}.] 1. The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • percussion-powder — n. Fulminating powder, detonating powder …   New dictionary of synonyms

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