Explosive definition

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Tending to explode.
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Relating to or having the nature of an explosion.
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A substance, especially a prepared chemical, that explodes or causes explosion.
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(linguistics) A plosive.
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Of, causing, or having the nature of, an explosion.
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Tending to explode; esp., tending to burst forth noisily.
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Likely to explode, as in violence.

An explosive situation.

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A substance that can explode, as gunpowder.
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Explosive substance.
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With the capability to, or likely to, explode.
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Having the character of an explosion.

Explosive fire.

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(slang) Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.

He has an explosive personality.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
explosive
Plural:
explosives