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An explosive, such as TNT, that combusts nearly instantaneously, thereby producing a violent, shattering effect.
(Chemistry) an extremely powerful chemical explosive, such as TNT or gelignite
an explosive, as TNT, with a violent, swift reaction, used in shells and bombs.
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|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