Definition of maximite in US English:

maximite

noun

historical
  • A high explosive consisting chiefly of picric acid, used to detonate shells and torpedoes.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Daily News. Probably from the name of Hudson Maxim, U.S. inventor of this and other explosives + -ite.

Pronunciation

maximite

/ˈmaksɪmʌɪt/