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dynamite

dy·na·mite

dynamite

 
pronunciation:
daI n maIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: a strong explosive made of nitroglycerine or ammonium nitrate.
The bank robbers blasted the safe door open with dynamite.
 
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dynamited, dynamites, dynamiting
definition: to blow up, blast holes in, or destroy by using dynamite.
The police dynamited the entrance to the building.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: (informal) wonderful; outstanding.
You should've come to the concert; it was dynamite!
derivation: dynamiter (n.)
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