EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ammonium and Latin vis (strength).

NounEdit

amvis (uncountable)

  1. An explosive consisting of ammonium nitrate, a derivative of nitrobenzene, chlorated naphthalene, and woodmeal.
    • 1897, Great Britain. Mines Department
      It is difficult to explain the cause of this, but one suggestion was offered by the manager, viz., that the detonator wires short circuited inside the cartridge of amvis. The point of short circuit set fire to the amvis charge []

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