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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. TNT.

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  • n. A highly explosive yellow crystalline substance, (CH3C6H2(NO2)3), obtained by reacting nitric acid with toluene

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene


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  • This aerial torpedo is a small missile carrying a charge of high explosive, such as trinitrotoluene, and depends for its detonation upon impact or a time fuse.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

  • Once, even, Garcia had to rip the sticky bomb—it did have half a pound of trinitrotoluene in it—from her hands and toss it away, hunching one shoulder against the blast as he fell back to earth.

    The Lensman's Children

  • Nitrogen is used to make a variety of explosives including ammonium nitrate, nitroglycerin, nitrocellulose, and trinitrotoluene (TNT).


  • He'd gone full gamut since I'd been born, from refusing to pay anyone for anything he couldn't learn to do himself — learning to repair transmissions and raise rabbits for his eventual move to Alaska, and to safely stockpile trinitrotoluene and blasting caps in sealed fifty-five-gallon drums for the inevitable “mud-people takeover,” as he and Mitch referred to it.

    O Saddam!

  • For instance, TnT is different from TNT TnT often stands for Troponin T while TNT often stands for trinitrotoluene. » 2007 » May

  • It was traveling at five thousand feet per second away from the epicenter of a trinitrotoluene explosion.

    One Shot

  • It stands for the explosive trinitrotoluene, as well as for Turner Network Television.

    Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage

  • Now get about 100 pounds (220 kg) of trinitrotoluene (TNT).

    Construction Project, Atom Bomb Courtesy of the InterOcitor

  • A recent analysis of the waters shows that the proportion of sapid ovaloid particles and sulphuretted trinitrotoluene is larger than ever.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, 1920-07-28

  • Motto for British traders: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try trinitrotoluene."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 4th, 1920

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