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Nobel, Alfred Bernhard

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Pronunciation: /nəʊˈbɛl
 
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Definition of Nobel, Alfred Bernhard in English:

( 1833–96), Swedish chemist and engineer. He invented dynamite (1866), gelignite, and other high explosives, making a large fortune which enabled him to endow the prizes that bear his name.

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