An explosive made by the nitrification of toluene; it causes gastric and intestinal disturbances and dermatitis in workers in munition factories. SYN: trinitrotoluol.

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tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene .trī-.nī-trō-'täl-yə-.wēn n a flammable toxic compound C7H5N3O6 obtained by nitrating toluene and used as a high explosive and in chemical synthesis called also TNT

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tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene (tri″ni-tro-tolґu-ēn) a high explosive obtained by nitrating toluene; called also TNT.

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