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Definition of "napalm" []

  • An aluminum soap of various fatty acids that when mixed with gasoline makes a firm jelly used in some bombs and in flamethrowers. (noun)
  • This jelly. (noun)
  • An incendiary mixture of polystyrene, benzene, and gasoline. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "napalm" in a sentence
  • "The most effective incendiary weapon was called napalm."
  • "And for those who feel the need to defend their perimeter with fougasse, the Army Chemical Corps expedient recipe for improvised napalm is to mix powdered laundry detergent with gasoline until it has a consistency like applesauce."
  • "Originally the name napalm was given to a thickener that could be mixed with gasoline and other incendiary material."
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