low explosive


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low explosive

n
(Chemistry) an explosive of relatively low power, as used in firearms
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Noun1.low explosive - an explosive with a low rate of combustion
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
firework, pyrotechnic - (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
high explosive - a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate
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