explosive oxidizer

explosive oxidizer

[ik′splō·siv ′äk·sə‚dīz·ər]
(materials)
Any substance which yields oxygen to combine with fuels or other explosive ingredients to produce explosive energy, such as nitrates, chlorates, and perchlorates.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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