Definition of amatol in English:

amatol

Syllabification: am·a·tol
Pronunciation: /ˈaməˌtôl, -ˌtäl
 
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noun

  • A high explosive consisting of a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate.
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    • This realization also led to the production of minol, a mixture of aluminium and amatol, that could devastate an area 80% larger than TNT alone.
    • Secondly, a lot of bombs failed to detonate as many had warheads made of amatol, which was an inefficient explosive.
    • Originally these mines had TNT-filling, but Finnish manuals list only mines with amatol filling.

Origin

early 20th century: formed irregularly from am(monium) + tol(uene).

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