noun Etymology: therm- + 1-ite Date: 1900 a mixture of aluminum powder and a metal oxide (as iron oxide) that when ignited evolves a great deal of heat and is used in welding and in incendiary bombs

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  • Thermite —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Termite. Un mélange thermite utilisant l oxyde de fer La thermite est un mélange d aluminium métallique et d oxyde d un autre métal, généraleme …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • thermite — /therr muyt/, n. 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 …   Universalium

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