ETYM Greek dunamis power. Related to Dynamic.
An explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp.
Explosive consisting of a mixture of nitroglycerine and diatomaceous earth (diatomite, an absorbent, chalklike material). It was first devised by Alfred Nobel.
1. An explosive that is made of nitroglycerin absorbed in a porous material and that often contains ammonium nitrate or cellulose nitrate; also; an explosive (as a mixture of ammonium nitrate and nitrocellulose) that contains no nitroglycerin.
2. One that has a powerful effect ; also; something that has great potential to cause trouble or conflict.