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Synonyms for gunpowder
ˈgʌnˌpaʊ dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gunpowder, powder(noun)

    a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

    Synonyms:
    pulverisation, powder, pulverization

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  1. List of paraphrases for "gunpowder":

    powder, baroud, keg, cordite

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How to use gunpowder in a sentence?

  1. Pavel Durov:

    Whenever technological advancement is made it can always be used both for good or for bad, you can compare it with the invention of gunpowder for example : Once the secret is out there, it doesn't make sense to force your local users of gunpowder to make your gunpowder less efficient when the other side can still use it and use it in an efficient way.

  2. Alfred Hitchcock:

    We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like.

  3. Wendell Phillips:

    What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.

  4. Andre Maurois:

    We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love.

  5. Simms:

    The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded in the air.

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