HyperDic: mercury_fulminate

English > 1 sense of the expression mercury fulminate:
NOUNsubstancemercury fulminate, fulminate of mercury, fulminating mercurya fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated
English > mercury fulminate: 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.
Synonymsfulminate of mercury, 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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