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Definition of cordite:

  1. A smokeless powder composed of nitroglycerin, guncotton, and mineral jelly, and used by the British army and in other services. In making it the ingredients are mixed into a paste with the addition of acetone and pressed out into cords ( of various diameters) resembling brown twine, which are dried and cut to length. A variety containing less nitroglycerin than the original is known as cordite M. D.

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bioweapon, Agent Orange, germ warfare, chemical warfare, chemical weapon, Mace, biological warfare, biological weapon, mustard gas.

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