缩写自naphthenic palmitic acid,石脑油棕榈酸，用以制作汽油炸弹。
- napalm:  Napalm, a jelly-like substance, is made by thickening petrol with the aluminium salts of naphthenic acid and palmitic acid, and the term napalm was coined in the early 1940s from the first syllables of naphthenic and palmitic (the former is from naphtha , ultimately of Greek origin, the latter from Latin palma (see PALM), because the acid is obtained from palm oil). It was used in World War II, but it was the Korean War that really brought it to public attention, and it is from then that the use of napalm as a verb dates.
- napalm (n.)
- 1942, from na(phthenic) palm(itic) acids, used in manufacture of the chemical that thickens gasoline. The verb is 1950, from the noun. Related: Napalmed; napalming.
- 1. The government has consistently denied using napalm.
- 2. Why napalm a village now?
- 3. In those villages, the destruction caused by napalm bombs was so appalling that one could hardly bear the sight of it.
- 在那些村庄里, 凝固汽油弹造成的破坏景象惨不忍睹.
- 4. Their bodies caught fire from the napalm bombs dropped by enemy planes.
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- 5. Why would you put napalm on the radiator?
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