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gunpowder

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EtymologyEdit

gun +‎ powder

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NounEdit

gunpowder (countable and uncountable, plural gunpowders)

  1. An explosive mixture of saltpetre (potassium nitrate), charcoal and sulphur; formerly used in gunnery but now mostly used in fireworks.

Usage notesEdit

  • Gunpowders refers to multiple formulations for the uncountable gunpowder.

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