dynamite

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Nobel, the inventor. Ultimately from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dúnamis, power) +‎ -ite, possibly under the influence of dynamo or dynamic.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɪnəmaɪt/
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dynamite (usually uncountable, plural dynamites)

  1. A class of explosives made from nitroglycerine in an absorbent medium such as kieselguhr, used in mining and blasting; invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867.
  2. (informal, proscribed) A stick of trinitrotoluene (TNT)
  3. (figuratively, slang, uncountable) Anything exceptionally dangerous, exciting or wonderful.
    • 2016, Kit Moulton, Annabella (page 108)
      That girl was dynamite. Dark hair with killer blue eyes, bronze skin, and an exquisite full-figured body.
      He warned us: "That issue about what's been happening at that factory, is political dynamite. Keep the lid on it."

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dynamite (third-person singular simple present dynamites, present participle dynamiting, simple past and past participle dynamited)

  1. To blow up with dynamite or other high explosive.
    • 1960 February, R. C. Riley, “The London-Birmingham services - Past, Present and Future”, in Trains Illustrated, page 101:
      [...] on Sunday, August 23, the L.N.W.R. tunnel was closed to enable the old brickwork to be dynamited away, traffic being diverted meanwhile through the M.R. tunnel.
  2. (figuratively) to dismantle or destroy
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    dynamite the brakes
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    the brakes will dynamite

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dynamite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dynamiter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of dynamiter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of dynamiter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of dynamiter
  5. second-person singular imperative of dynamiter