explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene
A class of explosives made from nitroglycerine in an absorbent medium such as kieselguhr, used in mining and blasting; invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867.
Anything exceptionally dangerous, exciting or wonderful.
To blow up with dynamite or other high explosive.
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 moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.
an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
blow up with dynamite;
‘The rock was dynamited’;
a high explosive consisting of nitroglycerine mixed with an absorbent material and typically moulded into sticks.
something that could generate extreme reactions or have devastating repercussions
‘that roads policy is political dynamite’;
an extremely impressive or exciting person or thing
‘a chick with a dynamite figure’; ‘both her albums are dynamite’;
a narcotic, especially heroin.
blow up (something) with dynamite
‘he threatened to dynamite a major hydroelectric dam’;
Dynamite is an explosive made of nitroglycerin, sorbents (such as powdered shells or clay) and stabilizers. It was invented by the Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel in Geesthacht, Northern Germany and patented in 1867.