Meaning of guncotton

gun•cot•ton

Pronunciation: (gun'kot"n), [key]
— n.
  1. a highly explosive cellulose nitrate, made by digesting clean cotton in a mixture of one part nitric acid and three parts sulfuric acid: used in making smokeless powder.
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