from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aluminum soap of various fatty acids that when mixed with gasoline makes a firm jelly used in some bombs and in flamethrowers.
- n. This jelly.
- n. An incendiary mixture of polystyrene, benzene, and gasoline.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A highly flammable, viscous substance, (designed to stick to the body while burning), used in warfare to cause widespread death and destruction, especially in wooded areas.
- v. To spray or attack an area using such substance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A highly incediary liquid consisting of gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps, used as a weapon of war in fire bombs and flame throwers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. gasoline jelled with aluminum soaps; highly incendiary liquid used in fire bombs and flamethrowers
na(phthenate), salt of naphthenic acid (from naphthene) + palm(itate).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed from na(phthenic) palm(itic) acid, the two original components of the substance. (Wiktionary)