Meaning of EXPLOSIVE in English

EXPLOSIVE

I. adjective Date: 1667 1. relating to, characterized by, or operated by explosion , resulting from or as if from an explosion , 2. tending to explode , likely to erupt in or produce hostile reaction or violence , ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. noun Date: 1849 an ~ substance, a consonant characterized by explosion in its articulation when it occurs in certain environments ; stop

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