HyperDic: fulminate_of_mercury

English > 1 sense of the expression fulminate of mercury:
NOUNsubstancefulminate of mercury, mercury fulminate, fulminating mercurya fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated
English > fulminate of mercury: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated; used in detonators and blasting caps and percussion caps.
Synonymsmercury fulminate, fulminating mercury
Part ofblasting capA small tube filled with detonating substances
percussion capA detonator that explodes when struck
BroaderfulminateA salt or ester of fulminic acid
Spanishfulminante de mercurio, fulminato de mercurio
Catalanfulminat de mercuri

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