dynamite
I. noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dynam- (from Greek dynamis power) + 1-ite Date: 1867 1. an explosive that is made of nitroglycerin absorbed in a porous material and that often contains ammonium nitrate or cellulose nitrate; also an explosive (as a mixture of ammonium nitrate and nitrocellulose) that contains no nitroglycerin 2. one that has a powerful effect <
an actress who's dynamite at the box office
>
; also something that has great potential to cause trouble or conflict <
an issue regarded as political dynamite
>
dynamitic adjective II. transitive verb (-mited; -miting) Date: 1881 1. to blow up with dynamite 2. to cause the failure or destruction of • dynamiter noun III. adjective Date: 1922 terrific, wonderful <
a dynamite performance
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dynamite — ► NOUN 1) a high explosive consisting of nitroglycerine mixed with an absorbent material. 2) informal an extremely impressive or potentially dangerous person or thing. ► VERB ▪ blow up with dynamite. ORIGIN from Greek dunamis power …   English terms dictionary

  • dynamite — [dī′nə mīt΄] n. [coined (1866 or 1867) by NOBEL Alfred Bernhard < Gr dynamis: see DYNAMIC] 1. a powerful explosive made by soaking nitroglycerin into some absorbent, such as ammonium nitrate and wood pulp 2. Informal anything potentially… …   English World dictionary

  • Dynamite — Dy na*mite, n. [Gr. ? power. See {Dynamic}.] (Chem.) An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dynamite — This article is about the high explosive. For other uses, see Dynamite (disambiguation). Diagram of dynamite. Sawdust (or any other type of absorbent material) soaked in nitroglycerin. Protective coating surrounding the explosive material.… …   Wikipedia

  • Dynamite — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Dynamite (homonymie). Schéma d un bâton de dynamite et de son câble permettant sa détonation : A. Sciure (ou tout autre type de matériau absorbant) trempée dans de la nitroglycérine B. Revêtement d …   Wikipédia en Français

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