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plastic explosive

n.
A moldable doughlike explosive substance that can be detonated by fuse or electrical impulse, often used in making bombs. Also called plastique.

plastic explosive

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an adhesive jelly-like explosive substance

plastic explosive

Explosive which is malleable at normal temperatures.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plastic explosive - an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
explosive compound - a compound that is explosive
plastic bomb - a bomb made of plastic explosive
Translations

plastic explosive

n(esplosivo al) plastico
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ADANA, Sep 7, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish police confiscated nearly 21 kilograms of plastic explosives in the southern province of Adana on Tuesday.
TWO suspects held in connection with the theft of 172 kilos of plastic explosives from a Limassol army depot had been in telephone contact with three other individuals over 60 times in the days around the ordnance disappeared.
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The Next Generation Milliscope will have the ability to detect contraband and plastic explosives using dual sensors for increased sensitivity that will greatly reduce false alarms and ensure extreme accuracy.
France's interior minister has criticised the practice of hiding explosives in travellers' luggage to train airport sniffer dogs, after police lost track of a bag with plastic explosives at a Paris airport.
Police training sniffer dogs at Paris's top airport lost track of a passenger's bag in which plastic explosives had been placed, a police official said yesterday.
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