Definition of potentite in English:

potentite

Pronunciation /ˈpəʊt(ə)ntʌɪt/

noun

rare
  • An explosive consisting of a mixture of powdered guncotton and potassium or barium nitrate.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From potent or its etymon classical Latin potent-, potēns + -ite.