Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
An explosive, such as TNT, that combusts nearly instantaneously, thereby producing a violent, shattering effect.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Chemistry) an extremely powerful chemical explosive, such as TNT or gelignite
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
an explosive, as TNT, with a violent, swift reaction, used in shells and bombs.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||high explosive - a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate|
bursting explosive, disrupting explosive - a high explosive that is used to damage the target that is under attack
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
W.M.D., weapon of mass destruction, WMD - a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
low explosive - an explosive with a low rate of combustion
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.