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gunpowder

gun·pow·der

gunpowder

 
pronunciation:
guhn paU dr
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part of speech: noun
definition: an explosive used to propel a gun projectile, esp. the explosive made from potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal; black powder.
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derivation: gunpowdery (adj.)
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