first fire composition

first fire composition

[¦fərst ¦fīr ‚käm·pə′zish·ən]
(materials)
A pyrotechnic composition (readily ignitable and easily pressed into a strong, solid mass), compounded to produce a high temperature, preferably with creation of slag to give heat capacity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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