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explosive meaning and definition

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Definition of explosive (noun)

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

EXPLOSIVE adjective

Definition of explosive (adjective)

  1. serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst
    • "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper"
    • antonym: nonexplosive
  2. liable to lead to sudden change or violence
    • "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
    • synonyms: volatile
  3. sudden and loud
    • "an explosive laugh"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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