napalm
I. noun Etymology: naphthene + palmitate Date: 1942 1. a thickener consisting of a mixture of aluminum soaps used in jelling gasoline (as for incendiary bombs) 2. fuel jelled with napalm II. transitive verb Date: 1950 to assault with napalm

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  • Napalm — Angriff im Vietnamkrieg Napalm ist eine Brandwaffe mit dem Hauptbestandteil Benzin, das mit Hilfe von Zusatzstoffen geliert wird. So wird erreicht, dass Napalm als zähflüssige, klebrige Masse am Ziel haftet und eine starke Brandwirkung entwickelt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • napalm — [ napalm ] n. m. • av. 1943; mot angl. (1942), de na(phtenate) et palm(itate) ♦ Essence solidifiée au moyen du palmitate de sodium ou d aluminium, servant à la fabrication de bombes incendiaires. Bombes au napalm. ● napalm nom masculin (de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • napalm — NAPÁLM s.n. Substanţă cu aspect gelatinos, compusă din săruri de aluminiu, din acizi graşi etc., care, în amestec cu benzina, serveşte la fabricarea bombelor incendiare. – Din fr., engl. napalm. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • napalm® — {{hw}}{{napalm®}}{{/hw}}o napalm s. m. inv. Nome commerciale di materiale incendiario a base di sali organici di alluminio, usato per bombe e lanciafiamme …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • napalm — nàpalm m DEFINICIJA kem. lako zapaljiva smjesa benzina i natrij palmata koja pri izgaranju doseže visoku temperaturu uz snažan plamen SINTAGMA napalm bomba vojn. požarna bomba napunjena napalmom koja se izbacuje iz zrakoplova i bacača plamena,… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • napalm — sustantivo masculino 1. Gel inflamable que se emplea como carga de proyectiles incendiarios: bomba de napalm …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • napalm — ☆ napalm [nā′päm΄ ] n. [ NA(PHTHENE) + PALM(ITATE), constituents used in its manufacture] 1. sodium palmitate or an aluminum soap added to gasoline or oil to form a jellylike substance 2. this substance, used in flame throwers and bombs vt. to… …   English World dictionary

  • napalm — apalm (n[=a] p[aum]m), n. A highly incediary liquid consisting of gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps, used as a weapon of war in fire bombs and flame throwers. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • napalm — Abreviatura de palmitato de naftenato, una forma de gasolina gelificada que se usa como arma de guerra. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • nàpalm — m kem. lako zapaljiva smjesa benzina i natrij palmata koja pri izgaranju doseže visoku temperaturu uz snažan plamen ∆ {{001f}}∼ bomba vojn. požarna bomba napunjena napalmom koja se izbacuje iz zrakoplova i bacača plamena, korištenje protivno… …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • napalm — (n.) 1942, from na(phthenic) palm(itic) acids, used in manufacture of the chemical that thickens gasoline. The verb is 1950, from the noun. Related: Napalmed; napalming …   Etymology dictionary

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