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English adjective: explosive

1. explosive serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst

SamplesAn explosive device.
Explosive gas.
Explosive force.
Explosive violence.
An explosive temper.



2. explosive liable to lead to sudden change or violence

SamplesAn explosive issue.
A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation.




3. explosive sudden and loud

SamplesAn explosive laugh.



English noun: explosive

1. explosive (artifact) a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

Broader (hypernym)chemical, chemical substance

Narrower (hyponym)azoimide, Ballistite, burster, bursting charge, charge, explosive charge, explosive compound, explosive mixture, gunpowder, high explosive, HN, hydrazoic acid, hydrogen azide, impulse explosive, load, low explosive, nitramine, payload, powder, propellant explosive, smokeless powder, tetryl, warhead

Part meronymexplosive device

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