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Meaning of ballistite

bal•lis•tite

Pronunciation: (bal'u-stīt"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a smokeless powder consisting of nitroglycerine and cellulose nitrate chiefly in a 40 to 60 percent ratio: used as a solid fuel for rockets.
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