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

  • n. A cellulose nitrate used as a component of smokeless powder.

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  • n. nitrocellulose (cellulose nitrate) used in the manufacture of smokeless powder

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

  • n. nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder


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