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explosive

ex·plo·sive

explosive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk splo sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: capable of causing an explosion.
Gasoline and fire make an explosive combination.
synonyms:
charged, eruptive, fulminatory, primed, volcanic
similar words:
critical, dynamic, pivotal, precarious, unstable, volatile
definition 2: pertaining to or like an explosion.
The symphony has an explosive ending.
 
synonyms:
eruptive, fulminatory, volcanic
similar words:
volatile
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part of speech: noun
definition: a substance that is capable of causing an explosion, esp. an agent prepared for that purpose, such as dynamite.
Dynamite is an explosive.
synonyms:
charge, detonator, fulminate
similar words:
blast, cordite, dynamite, fuse, gelignite, gunpowder, TNT, trinitrotoluene
derivations: explosively (adv.), explosiveness (n.)
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