Short for trinitrotoluene. A yellow, crystalline compound used mainly as an explosive. As it can only explode by means of a detonator and is not affected by shock, it is safe to handle and is used especially in munitions and for demolitions. Chemical formula:C7H5N3O6.
TNT is defined as an abbreviation for the explosive trinitrotoluene.
An example of TNT is the compound used in dynamite.
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