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trinol

Definition:

an explosive consisting of a yellow crystalline compound that is a flammable toxic derivative of toluene

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

trinols

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

2,4,6-trinitromethylbenzene | 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene | C6H2(NO2)3CH3 [chemical formula] | C7H5N3O6 [chemical formula] | CH3C6H2(NO2)3 [chemical formula] | tolite | trilite | trinitrotoluene | trinitrotoluol | tritolo | tritolol | triton | tritone | trotol | trotyl | TNT [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Latin Trītōn, Triton (from representations of the sea god holding a conch...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Trinitrotoluene | 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene | 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene [synonym] | TNT [synonym] | Trilite [synonym] | Tolite [synonym] | Trinol [synonym] | Trotyl [synonym] | Tritolo [synonym] | ...

a chemical compound with the formula C6H2(NO2)3CH3. This yellow-colored solid is sometimes used as a reagent in chemical synthesis, but it's best known as a useful explosive material with... (29 of 2140 words, pronunciation, 6 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

TNT | CH3C6H2(NO2)3 [chemical formula] | trotyl | trinitrotoluene | trinitrotoluol

2,4,6-trinitrotoluene; a yellow solid: used chiefly as a high explosive and is also an intermediate in the manufacture of dyestuffs. (20 of 369 words, 7 usage examples)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

trinitrotoluene | TNT [abbreviation]

a pale yellow, solid organic nitrogen compound used chiefly as an explosive, prepared by stepwise nitration of toluene. Because TNT melts at 82° C and ... (25 of 78 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/605506​/trinitrotoluene-TNT

Columbia Encyclopedia:

trinitrotoluene | TNT | CH3C6H2(NO2)3 [chemical formula]

..., crystalline, aromatic compound that melts at 81°C. It's prepared by the nitration of toluene. Trinitrotoluene is a high explosive, but, unlike ... (22 of 73 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

TNT | T.N.T. [sense-specific] | trinitrotoluene [synonym, sense-specific] | trinitrotoluol [synonym, sense-specific] | methyltrinitrobenzene [synonym, sense-specific] | trotyl [synonym, sense-specific] | C7H5N3O6 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

[chemistry] a yellow, crystalline, water-insoluble, flammable solid derived ... | [trademark] Turner Network Television (a cable television channel). (17 of 57 words, 2 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

TNT | trinitrotoluene [synonym] | C7H5(NO2)3 [chemical formula]

a high explosive formed from toluene by substitution of three hydrogen atoms with nitro groups. It's relatively insensitive to shock and can be ... (23 of 52 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

TNT | C7H5N3O6 [chemical formula] | trinitrotoluene [TNT]

a flammable toxic compound .. used as a high explosive and in chemical synthesis (14 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tnt

New World Dictionary:

trinitrotoluene | trinitrotoluol | TNT [abbreviation] | trotyl

a high explosive, any of several isomeric derivatives, CHCH(NO), of toluene, used for blasting, in artillery shells, etc. (18 of 30 words, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

TNT | CH3C6H2(NO2)3 [chemical formula]

A yellow crystalline compound, ..., used mainly as a high explosive. (11 of 16 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tnt

Wiktionary:

trinitrotoluene | trinitrotoluenes [plural] | tritolo [Italian] | trinitrotoluol [Italian] | trinitrotoluols [plural]

A highly explosive yellow crystalline substance, (CH3C6H2(NO2)3), obtained by reacting nitric acid with toluene (14 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/trinitrotoluene

Macmillan British Dictionary:

TNT [uncountable]

a chemical used for making powerful explosions (7 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/TNT

Cambridge Dictionary:

TNT

a powerful yellow explosive substance (5 of 10 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

TNT | trinitrotoluol [chemistry]

a yellow flammable crystalline compound. Use: explosive. C7H5N3O6 trinitrotoluene (9 of 18 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720595​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

triton

Origin: Latin Trītōn, Triton (from representations of the sea god holding a conch shell); see "triton". | "tritium" + "-on" [entry 1]. | Latin ... (21 of 23 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

Triton

Origin: minor sea god, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, from Greek Triton, cognate with Old Irish triath (genitive trethan) "sea".

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New World Dictionary:

triton

Origin: Greek, neuter of tritos, "third" | Latin from Greek Tritōn; perhaps akin to Old Irish triath, sea

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Collins Dictionary:

triton | Triton

First use: 16th century | 20th century

Origin: via Latin from Greek tritōn | from trit(ium) + -on

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Wiktionary:

Triton

Origin: Ancient Greek Τρίτων.

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Merriam-Webster:

triton [entry 1, noun] | Triton [sense-specific]

First use: 1536

Origin: Latin, from Greek Tritōn | New Latin, genus name, from Latin Triton

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triton [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1934

Origin: tritium + -on

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-on [entry 2, affix, suffix, noun suffix]

Origin: -on (in ion)

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Oxford Dictionary:

triton [entry 1]

First use: late 18th century

Origin: "Triton"

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triton [entry 2]

First use: 1940s

Origin: "tritium" + "-on"

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tritium [chemistry] | T [symbol]

First use: 1930s

Origin: modern Latin, from Greek tritos "third"

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-on

Origin: "..." originally in electron, from "ion", influenced (as in "...") by Greek on "being"; "..." is on the pattern of words such as ... (23 of 28 etymology words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

Triton

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Latin from Greek Tritōn In ... from its dependence on the planet Neptune, like the god Triton's dependence on the sea god Neptune

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triton [symbol]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek tritos "third"

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triton [entry 1] | tritons [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: modern Latin from Latin Triton "the god Triton"

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

triton | Triton

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "triton"

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the Free Dictionary:

Triton

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Google Dictionary:

triton | tritons [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

triton

Audio: North American pronunciation of "triton"

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triton

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YourDictionary Audio:

triton

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