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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various pulpy or cottonlike polymers derived from cellulose treated with nitric and sulfuric acids and used in the manufacture of explosives, lacquers, collodion, celluloid, plastics, and solid monopropellants. Physical properties and use vary with varying nitrogen content of the substance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cellulose ether; a compound of nitric acid and cellulose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) See Gun cotton, under gun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry A cotton-like material, made from cellulose by the action of nitric and sulphuric acids, used in the manufacture of explosives, collodion etc.

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

  • noun a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives

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Examples

  • So how can we know how much nitrocellulose is its equivalent?

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  • So how can we know how much nitrocellulose is its equivalent?

    When you buy a box of shotgun shells, what does Max. Dr. Eq. mean?

  • Be this as it may, nitrocellulose is a duly respected member of the family of macromolecules, and I take pride in laying claim to scientific kinship to Alfred Nobel through an interest in this substance, however tenuous the connection may be.

    Paul J. Flory - Banquet Speech

  • They're not made from plain plastic, but nitrocellulose, which is delightfully, highly flammable.

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  • These nitrates are variously known as nitrocellulose, pyroxylin, and gun cotton.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • A third important class of beamsplitters is fabricated from a high tensile strength elastic membrane (such as nitrocellulose) stretched like a canvas over a black anodized flat metal frame.

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  • A third important class of beamsplitters is fabricated from a high tensile strength elastic membrane (such as nitrocellulose) stretched like a canvas over a black anodized flat metal frame.

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  • I studied both black and white and color photography in my homemade darkroom, and studied various earlier photographic techniques (i.e. daguerreotypes, tintypes, etc.) and discovered 1st hand the dangerousness of certain chemicals or materials (e.g. nitrocellulose-based film), even with proper ventilation.

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

    Nitrogen

  • Hiskey's formulation uses nitrocellulose as fuel and nitrates as oxidizer, thus avoiding perchlorates altogether.

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