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Topic: TECHNOLOGY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: dynamis 'power'

dynamite

1 noun
     
dy‧na‧mite1 [uncountable]
1T a powerful explosive used especially for breaking rock:
a dynamite blast
2 something or someone that is likely to cause a lot of trouble:
If the proposals became public they would be dynamite.
3 old-fashioned informal someone or something that is very exciting or impressive:
The band is dynamite.
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