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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.
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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.

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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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