thermite

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From German Thermit, from Ancient Greek θερμός (thermós, heat) + -it; comparable to English therm- +‎ -ite.

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thermite (plural thermites)

  1. (chemistry) A mixture of a metal and a metal oxide capable of producing a thermite reaction, such as aluminium metal and ferric oxide; used in incendiary devices.

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