1. [ noun ] (chemistry) nitrocellulose containing a relatively large amount of nitrogen; highly explosive; used in making smokeless powder
Synonyms: cellulose_nitrate nitrocotton guncotton
Related terms: nitrate cellulose_nitrate cellulose_ester pyroxylin pyrocellulose cordite blasting_gelatin
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) nitric acid esters; used in lacquers and explosives
Synonyms: nitrocotton cellulose_nitrate
Related terms: nitrate cellulose_ester guncotton pyroxylin pyrocellulose celluloid cordite blasting_gelatin