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  Definition of explosive
  1. a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
  2. tending or serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper"
  3. sudden and loud; "an explosive laugh"
  4. liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
Similar Words: volatile

 

Hyponyms: charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge, explosive compound, explosive mixture, propellant explosive, impulse explosive, warhead, payload, load, hydrazoic acid, azoimide, hydrogen azide, HN, high explosive, low explosive, gunpowder, powder, smokeless powder, Ballistite

 

Part Meronyms: explosive device

 

 
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