Definitions

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

  • noun A welding and incendiary mixture of fine aluminum powder with a metallic oxide, usually iron, that when ignited yields an intense heat.

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  • noun chemistry A mixture of a metal and a metal oxide capable of producing a thermite reaction, such as aluminium metal and ferric oxide; used in incendiary devices.

Etymologies

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

[therm(o)– + –ite.]

Examples

  • Reported Evidence that Nano-thermite is a Military Substance

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  • This probably explains why the South Tower started its descent by tipping over first, since the thermite was already taking out columns on one side, first.

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  • Here is a link to his peer reviewed article on the subject, in which he postulates that an extreme heat version of thermate, called thermite, was responsible. click here

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  • EPHRAIM †A Brigham Young University physicist said he now believes an incendiary substance called thermite, bolstered by sulfur, was used to generate exceptionally hot fires at the World Trade Center on 9/11, causing the structural steel to fail and the buildings to collapse.

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  • The presence of aluminum and iron oxide in the red material provided one of the signs that it might be nano-thermite, which is a high explosive (whereas ordinary thermite is an incendiary.)

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  • The presence of aluminum and iron oxide in the red material provided one of the signs that it might be nano-thermite, which is a high explosive (whereas ordinary thermite is an incendiary.)

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  • The presence of aluminum and iron oxide in the red material provided one of the signs that it might be nano-thermite, which is a high explosive (whereas ordinary thermite is an incendiary.)

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  • The presence of aluminum and iron oxide in the red material provided one of the signs that it might be nano-thermite, which is a high explosive (whereas ordinary thermite is an incendiary.)

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  • The presence of aluminum and iron oxide in the red material provided one of the signs that it might be nano-thermite, which is a high explosive (whereas ordinary thermite is an incendiary.)

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  • The presence of aluminum and iron oxide in the red material provided one of the signs that it might be nano-thermite, which is a high explosive (whereas ordinary thermite is an incendiary.)

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