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 for dynamite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dynamite \Dy"na*mite\, n. [Gr. ? power. See Dynamic.] (Chem.)
     An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed
     by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust,
     etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to
     explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous
     decomposition.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Explosive \Ex*plo"sive\, n.
     1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a
        rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, TNT,
        dynamite, or nitro-glycerine.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath;
        (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are
        sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice.
  
     Note: [See Guide to Pronunciation, [root] 155-7, 184.]
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dynamite
      n 1: an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with
           nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
      v 1: blow up with dynamite; "The rock was dynamited"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "dynamite":
     Ballistite, TNT, annihilate, cellulose nitrate, cordite, decimate,
     demolish, dismantle, dissolve, explosive, gunpowder,
     high explosive, melinite, nitrocotton, nitroglycerin,
     plastic explosive, powder, raze, ruin, shatter, smokeless powder,
     trinitrotoluol, villanous saltpetre
  
  

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