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ex·plo·sive

 (ĭk-splō′sĭv)
adj.
1. Relating to or having the nature of an explosion.
2. Tending to explode.
n.
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.

explosive

(ɪkˈspləʊsɪv)
adj
1. of, involving, or characterized by an explosion or explosions
2. capable of exploding or tending to explode
3. potentially violent or hazardous; dangerous: an explosive situation.
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics another word for plosive
n
5. (Chemistry) a substance that decomposes rapidly under certain conditions with the production of gases, which expand by the heat of the reaction. The energy released is used in firearms, blasting, and rocket propulsion
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) a plosive consonant; stop
exˈplosively adv
exˈplosiveness n

ex•plo•sive

(ɪkˈsploʊ sɪv)

adj.
1. tending or serving to explode: an explosive temper.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of an explosion: explosive violence.
3. likely to lead to violence or hostility: an explosive issue.
n.
5. an explosive agent or substance.
[1660–70]
ex•plo′sive•ly, adv.
ex•plo′sive•ness, n.

explosive

A substance or mixture of substances which, under external influences, is capable of rapidly releasing energy in the form of gases and heat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struckexplosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
burster, bursting charge, explosive charge, charge - a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
explosive compound - a compound that is explosive
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
explosive mixture - a mixture that is explosive
impulse explosive, propellant explosive - an explosive that is used to propel projectiles from guns or to propel rockets and missiles or to launch torpedos and depth charges
payload, warhead, load - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
azoimide, HN, hydrazoic acid, hydrogen azide - a colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
high explosive - a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate
low explosive - an explosive with a low rate of combustion
gunpowder, powder - a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
Ballistite, smokeless powder - an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant
nitramine, tetryl - a yellow crystalline explosive solid that is used in detonators
Adj.1.explosive - serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper"
nonexplosive - not explosive; "nonexplosive gases"; "a nonexplosive fuel"
2.explosive - liable to lead to sudden change or violenceexplosive - liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
3.explosive - sudden and loud; "an explosive laugh"
sudden - happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"

explosive

noun
1. bomb, mine, shell, missile, rocket, grenade, charge, torpedo, incendiary A large quantity of arms and explosives was seized.
adjective
1. unstable, dangerous, volatile, hazardous, unsafe, perilous, combustible, inflammable Highly explosive gas is naturally found in coal mines.
2. sudden, rapid, marked, unexpected, startling, swift, abrupt the explosive growth of computer networks
4. fiery, violent, volatile, stormy, touchy, vehement, chippy (informal) He inherited his father's explosive temper.
Translations
مَادَّةٌ مُتَفَجِّرَةمادَّه مُتَفَجِّرَهمُتَفَجِّر، قابِل للإنْفِجار
výbušninavýbušný
sprængstofeksplosivsprængfarlig
räjähderäjähdysaineräjähdysherkkäräjähdysmäinenräjähtävä
eksploziv
robbanórobbanószer
sprengiefni; sprengifimt efnisprengifimur
爆発物
폭발성의
výbušninavýbušný
eksploziveksploziven
sprängämne
สิ่งที่ระเบิดได้
chất nổ

explosive

[ɪksˈpləʊzɪv]
A. ADJ
1. (lit) [gas, mixture, force] → explosivo
an explosive deviceun artefacto explosivo
2. (fig) [combination, growth] → explosivo; [situation, issue] → explosivo, candente
he has an explosive tempertiene un temperamento explosivo
B. Nexplosivo m
C. CPD explosives expert Nartificiero/a m/f

explosive

[ɪkˈspləʊsɪv]
adj
[device] → explosif/ive; [effect] → explosif/ive
(= dangerous) [situation] → explosif/ive
(= controversial) [issue] → explosif/ive
(= hot-tempered) [person] → explosif/ive; [temper] → explosif/ive
nexplosif m
Traces of explosives were found → On a trouvé des traces d'explosifs.explosive device nengin m explosif

explosive

nSprengstoff m
adj
(lit) gas, mixtureexplosiv; explosive deviceSprengsatz m; explosive chargeSprengladung f; explosive power or forceSprengkraft f
(fig: = volatile) situation, issue, problem, mixtureexplosiv, brisant; argument, reactionheftig; person, temperaufbrausend
(fig) (= sudden) noise, applauseexplosionsartig; startexplosiv; (= rapid) growthexplosionsartig
(Phon) → Verschluss-, explosiv

explosive

[ɪksˈpləʊzɪv]
1. adj (also) (fig) → esplosivo/a
2. nesplosivo

explode

(ikˈspləud) verb
1. to (cause to) blow up with a loud noise. The bomb exploded; The police exploded the bomb where it could cause no damage.
2. suddenly to show strong feeling. The teacher exploded with anger; The children exploded into laughter.
3. to prove (a theory etc) wrong.
exˈplosion (-ʒən) noun
1. a blowing up, or the noise caused by this. a gas explosion; The explosion could be heard a long way off.
2. the action of exploding. the explosion of the atom bomb.
3. a sudden showing of strong feelings etc. an explosion of laughter.
4. a sudden great increase. an explosion in food prices.
exˈplosive (-siv) adjective
likely to explode. Hydrogen is a dangerously explosive gas.
noun
(a) material that is likely to explode. gelignite and other explosives.

explosive

مَادَّةٌ مُتَفَجِّرَة výbušnina sprængstof Sprengstoff εκρηκτικό explosivo räjähde explosif eksploziv esplosivo 爆発物 폭발성의 explosief sprengstoff materiał wybuchowy explosivo взрывчатое вещество sprängämne สิ่งที่ระเบิดได้ patlayıcı madde chất nổ 爆炸物