guncotton
noun Date: 1846 nitrocellulose; especially an explosive highly nitrated product used chiefly in smokeless powder

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  • Guncotton — Gun cot ton See under {Gun}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guncotton — [gun′kät΄ n] n. nitrocellulose in a highly nitrated form, used as an explosive substance and propellant …   English World dictionary

  • guncotton — piroksilinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Sprogstamoji medžiaga iš trinitroceliuliozės. atitikmenys: angl. guncotton; pyroxylin rus. пироксилин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • guncotton — /gun kot n/, n. a highly explosive cellulose nitrate, made by digesting clean cotton in a mixture of one part nitric acid and three parts sulfuric acid: used in making smokeless powder. [1840 50; GUN1 + COTTON] * * * …   Universalium

  • guncotton — noun nitrocellulose …   Wiktionary

  • guncotton — gun·cot·ton gən .kät ən n any of various cellulose nitrates esp an explosive consisting of a higher nitrated product (as one containing at least 13.2 percent nitrogen) * * * gun·cot·ton (gun kotґən) pyroxylin …   Medical dictionary

  • guncotton — n. highly explosive compound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • guncotton — noun a highly nitrated form of nitrocellulose, used as an explosive …   English new terms dictionary

  • guncotton — gun•cot•ton [[t]ˈgʌnˌkɒt n[/t]] n. chem. a highly explosive nitrocellulose made by digesting clean cotton in a mixture of one part nitric acid and three parts sulfuric acid and used in making smokeless powder • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • guncotton — /ˈgʌnkɒtn/ (say gunkotn) noun a highly explosive cellulose nitrate, made by digesting clean cotton in a mixture of one part nitric acid and three parts sulphuric acid …   Australian English dictionary

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