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dynamite (n.)

powerful explosive consisting of a mixture of nitroglycerine with an absorbent, 1867, from Swedish dynamit, coined 1867 by its inventor, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), from Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)) + -ite (2). Figurative sense of "something potentially dangerous" is from 1922. Positive sense of "dynamic and excellent" by mid-1960s, perhaps originally African-American vernacular.

dynamite (v.)

"to blow up or destroy by dynamite," by 1878, from dynamite (n.). Related: Dynamited; dynamiting.

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Definitions of dynamite from WordNet
1
dynamite (v.)
blow up with dynamite;
The rock was dynamited
2
dynamite (n.)
an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp;
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