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1. Relating to or having the nature of an explosion.
2. Tending to explode.
1. A substance, especially a prepared chemical, that explodes or causes explosion.
2. Linguistics A plosive.

ex·plo′sive·ly adv.
ex·plo′sive·ness n.


[ikˈspləʊzɪvnɪs] Ncarácter m explosivo
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While he has battled plantar fasciitis for the past five weeks, Bryant has insisted his trademark explosiveness would show signs of returning.
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I don't have the explosiveness I normally do, but it's coming.
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He has that explosiveness that gets fans out of their seats and we are pleased to have him here.
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