dynamite [dī′nə mīt΄]
[coined (1866 or 1867) by NOBEL Alfred Bernhard < Gr dynamis: see DYNAMIC]
1. a powerful explosive made by soaking nitroglycerin into some absorbent, such as ammonium nitrate and wood pulp
2. Informal anything potentially dangerous
dynamited, dynamiting
to blow up or destroy with dynamite
Slang outstanding; very exciting, effective, etc.

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