nitrocellulosic

nitrocellulosic

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  • nitrocellulosic — adj. of nitrocellulose (chemical substance used in manufacturing explosives and lacquers) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nitrocellulosic — ni·tro·cellulosic …   English syllables

  • nitrocellulosic — adjective see nitrocellulose …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrocellulose — nitrocellulosic, nitrocellulous, adj. /nuy treuh sel yeuh lohs /, n. Chem. See cellulose nitrate. [1880 85; NITRO + CELLULOSE] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  Cellulose Nitrate,         a mixture of nitric esters of cellulose, and a highly …   Universalium

  • explosive — explosively, adv. explosiveness, n. /ik sploh siv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to explode: an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of an explosion: explosive violence. 3. likely to lead to… …   Universalium

  • nitrocellulose — [nī΄trōsel′yo͞o lōs΄] n. any ester of nitric acid and cellulose; esp., a pulplike substance produced by the action of nitric acid upon wood, cotton, etc. in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid: used in making smokeless explosives, plastics …   English World dictionary

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