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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


aerobomb a bomb for dropping from aircraft.
airburst the explosion of a bomb etc. in the air; (verb) of a bomb, to explode in the air.
amatol an explosive composed of T.N.T. and ammonium nitrate.
amberite an amberlike smokeless powder.
ammo (Short for) ammunition.
ammonal a powerful explosive.
amorce (Fr.) a percussion cap for a toy pistol.
antimine designed to counteract landmines.
antipersonnel designed for use against troops.
azon a radio-controlled aerial bomb.
ballistite a kind of smokeless explosive power.
bangalore as in bangalore torpedo, an explosive device in a long metal tube, used for blowing holes in barbed wire. No -S.
blockbuster a bomb large enough to destroy a city block.
bomb a hollow case containing explosive; (verb) to attack with bombs.
bombable that can be bombed.
bomblet a small bomb.
bombproof proof against bombs; (verb) to make proof against bombs.
bombshell a bomb; a sudden and surprising piece of news.
bombsight a device for aiming and releasing bombs from a bomber.
bombsite a place where a bomb has fallen.
camouflet (Fr.) a mine used to destroy an underground enemy emplacement.
cheddite a mixture of castor oil, ammonium perchlorate and a solvent, used as an explosive.
chedite a mixture of castor oil, ammonium perchlorate and a solvent, used as an explosive.
cordite a smokeless explosive used in guns, made from guncotton, nitroglycerine, and petroleum jelly.
countermine to make an excavation in opposition to.
cyclonite a type of explosive, also called RDX (Research Department Explosive).
defuse to remove the fuse from eg a bomb.
defuze to remove the fuse from eg a bomb.
deminer one that removes (explosive) mines.
demining the removal of (explosive) mines.
detonable able to be detonated.
detonate to cause to explode.
detonator a substance that detonates.
divebomb to drop bombs on a target from a diving airplane.
dualin an explosive mixture of sawdust, saltpetre and nitroglycerine.
dunnite a kind of explosive based on ammonium picrate.
dynamite a powerful explosive; (verb) to blow up with a powerful explosive.
dynamitic relating to dynamite.
eprouvette (Fr.) an apparatus for testing or proving the strength of gunpowder.
explode to blow up.
explosion the act of exploding.
explosive tending to explode (noun) something that will explode
explosively (Adv.) EXPLOSIVE.
firebomb to bomb with incendiary devices.
firebomber one who uses firebombs.
firework a device for producing a striking display of light or a loud noise.
flashbang a stun grenade.
fougade (Fr.) a small mine, in the form of a well sunk from the surface of the ground, charged with explosive and projectiles.
fougasse (Fr.) a small mine, in the form of a well sunk from the surface of the ground, charged with explosive and projectiles.
gelignite a powerful explosive used in mining, made from nitroglycerine, nitrocotton, potassium nitrate and wood-pulp.
gelly (Sl.) gelignite.
grenade a small explosive shell designed to be thrown by hand or launched mechanically.
groundburst the detonation of a nuclear warhead at ground level.
guncotton an explosive made by saturating cotton in nitric and sulphuric acids.
gunpowder an explosive mixture of saltpetre, sulphur and charcoal.
gunpowdery like gunpowder.
hangfire a delay in detonation.
krytron an electronic timing device used for detonating nuclear and other explosive charges.
landmine to lay landmines.
lyddite high explosive for shells, largely picric acid.
maximite a powerful explosive.
melinite an explosive resembling lyddite.
minefield an area laid with explosive mines.
minelaying the act of laying mines.
mirv (Sl.) to provide with mirv capabilities, i.e. missiles containing many thermonuclear warheads.
missile an object or weapon that is thrown or projected.
missilery missiles collectively.
missilry missiles collectively.
mudcap to cover an explosive with mud before detonating.
multiwarhead having many warheads.
munition a material used in war; (verb) to supply with munitions.
napalm an incendiary jelly; (verb) to attack with napalm.
nitramine a yellow crystalline explosive, aka tetryl.
nitro (Short for) nitroglycerine.
nitrocotton guncotton, an explosive made from cotton soaked in nitric and sulphuric acids.
nitrogelatin an explosive, consisting mainly of nitroglycerine, that is used in the production of gelignite.
nitrogelatine an explosive, consisting mainly of nitroglycerine, that is used in the production of gelignite.
nitroglycerin a powerful explosive.
nitroglycerine a powerful explosive.
nuclearise to make nuclear; to fit nuclear weapons.
nuclearize to make nuclear; to fit nuclear weapons.
nuke to destroy by use of nuclear weapons.
petar (Shakesp.) a petard.
petard (Fr.) a case containing an explosive to break down a door or gate or breach a wall.
roburite a flameless explosive.
rocketry the branch of science that deals with rockets and rocket propulsion.
rockoon a small rocket.
saucisse (Fr.) a long canvas tube filled with powder for use as a fuse, eg when firing a mine.
saucisson (Fr.) a long canvas tube filled with powder for use as a fuse, eg when firing a mine.
skyrocket a firework that bursts high in the sky; (verb) to go up like a skyrocket.
submunition any of a group of smaller weapons carried as a warhead by a missile or projectile and expelled as the carrier approaches its target.
superbomb a very big bomb.
tetryl a yellow crystalline explosive.
thermit an incendiary explosive.
thermite an incendiary explosive.
thermobaric of a weapon, using a combination of heat and pressure to create a blast more powerful than that of conventional explosives.
thunderflash a container, such as a blank shell, filled with explosive powder, which makes a flash and a loud explosion when detonated.
timebomb as in demographic timebomb, a predicted shortage of school leavers and conssequently workers caused by a drop in the birth rate.
tonite a kind of blasting explosive.
torpedo a self-propelled submarine missile, usually cigar-shaped, designed to explode on impact with a target; (verb) to attack with a torpedo.
trinitrocresol a yellow crystalline highly explosive compound.
trinitrotoluene a powerful explosive, commonly called tnt.
trinitrotoluol a powerful explosive, commonly called TNT.
trotyl an explosive, aka trinitrotoluene.
unmunitioned not munitioned.
warhead the front part of a missile containing the explosive.