English adjective: explosive
|1.||explosive serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst|
|Samples||An explosive device.|
An explosive temper.
|2.||explosive liable to lead to sudden change or violence|
|Samples||An explosive issue.|
A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation.
|3.||explosive sudden and loud|
|Samples||An 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 meronym||explosive device|