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saltpetre

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
saltpetresalt‧pe‧tre British English, saltpeter American English /ˌsɔːltˈpiːtə $ ˌsɒːltˈpiːtər/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 HCPMWa substance used in making gunpowder (=powder that causes explosions) and matches
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