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dynamite,

explosiveexplosive,
substance that undergoes decomposition or combustion with great rapidity, evolving much heat and producing a large volume of gas. The reaction products fill a much greater volume than that occupied by the original material and exert an enormous pressure, which can be
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 made from nitroglycerin and an inert, porous filler such as wood pulp, sawdust, kieselguhr, or some other absorbent material. The proportions vary in different kinds of dynamite; often ammonium nitrate or sodium nitrate is added. The mass is usually pressed in cylindrical forms and wrapped in an appropriate material, e.g., paper or plastic. The charge is set off with a detonatordetonator
, type of explosive that reacts with great rapidity and is used to set off other, more inert explosives. Fulminate of mercury mixed with potassium chlorate is a commonly used detonator.
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. Dynamite was discovered by Alfred B. NobelNobel, Alfred Bernhard
, 1833–96, Swedish chemist and inventor. Educated in St. Petersburg, Russia, he traveled as a youth and returned to St. Petersburg in 1852 to assist his father in the development of torpedoes and mines.
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 in 1866.

What does it mean when you dream about dynamite?

Dynamite or any other explosive device is a natural symbol for anger, aggression, or other “explosive” emotions. In a dream, dynamite that has not exploded may indicate a person or a situation that is about to blow up. Dynamite is also related to firecrackers, which have connotations of celebration.

dynamite

[′dī·nə‚mīt]
(materials)
A generic term covering a class of nitroglycerin-sensitized mixtures of carbonaceous materials (wood, flour, starch) and oxygen-supplying salts, used as explosives for blasting and mining.
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But how would the dynamite explode--for, of course, that is what you intend.
If you people ever happen to blow the whole tangle of society to hell with dynamite, I don't know that the human race will be much the worse.
The dynamite must be of a shy and noiseless sort, for the poor fellow only shuts himself up for several hours of the day and studies something behind a locked door.
This was a door that none could hope to force with anything short of dynamite in large quantities.
Despite his warnings about crocodiles and sharks, she persisted in swimming in deep water off the beach; nor could he persuade her, when she was in the boat, to let one of the sailors throw the dynamite when shooting fish.
From the veranda he had seen him fling sticks of exploding dynamite into a screeching mass of blacks who had come raiding from the Beyond in the long war canoes, beaked and black, carved and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, which they had left hauled up on the beach at the door of Meringe.
At times he served as boat's crew in the whale boats, when they brought in copra from distant beaches or when the white men went out to dynamite fish.
AN Officer of the Government, with a great outfit of mule-waggons loaded with balloons, kites, dynamite bombs, and electrical apparatus, halted in the midst of a desert, where there had been no rain for ten years, and set up a camp.
Father was branded as a nihilist and an anarchist, and in one cartoon that was copied widely he was portrayed waving a red flag at the head of a mob of long-haired, wild-eyed men who bore in their hands torches, knives, and dynamite bombs.
And the four of us landed on the little beach and set up housekeeping among the coconuts with a larder full of dynamite and square-face.
Forty tons of dynamite have been your best friend to-day, young man.
If only some hand," he remarked, "could plant dynamite below that streak of white, so that the sea could disgorge its dead