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English definition of “napalm”

napalm

noun [U]     /ˈneɪ.pɑːm/
a substance containing petrol that burns strongly and is used in bombs, especially to destroy areas of plants so that enemy soldiers cannot hideArms and munitions in generalBombs and missiles
(Definition of napalm noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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