Dynamite Definition

dynamited, dynamites, dynamiting
A powerful explosive made by soaking nitroglycerin into some absorbent, such as ammonium nitrate and wood pulp.
Webster's New World
Something exceptionally exciting or wonderful.
American Heritage
Anything potentially dangerous.
Webster's New World
To blow up or destroy with dynamite.
Webster's New World
Outstanding; very exciting, effective, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Dynamite

  • Coined by Nobel, the inventor. Ultimately from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dunamis, “power”) +‎ -ite, possibly under the influence of dynamo or dynamic.

    From Wiktionary

  • Swedish dynamit from Greek dunamis power dynamic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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