Meaning of EXPLOSIVE in English

EXPLOSIVE

[ex.plo.sive] adj (1667) 1 a: relating to, characterized by, or operated by explosion "an ~ hatch" b: resulting from or as if from an explosion "~ population growth"

2. a: tending to explode "an ~ person" b: likely to erupt in or produce hostile reaction or violence "an ~ ghetto situation" -- ex.plo.sive.ly adv -- ex.plo.sive.ness n

[2]explosive n (1874) 1: an explosive substance

2: a consonant characterized by explosion in its articulation when it occurs in certain environments: stop

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