Meaning of EXPLOSIVE in English

EXPLOSIVE

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ high

a bomb containing 200 lb of high ~

▪ powerful

▪ home-made , improvised

▪ conventional

▪ chemical , liquid , plastic

VERB + EXPLOSIVE

▪ make , manufacture

▪ use

▪ carry

▪ plant

They planted ~s in the tunnel.

▪ find

Explosives were found near the scene.

▪ detonate , set off

EXPLOSIVE + NOUN

▪ ~s expert

II.

adj.

1 capable of exploding

VERBS

▪ be

ADVERB

▪ highly

a highly ~ mixture of gases

2 causing strong feelings

VERBS

▪ be

▪ become

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ highly

Race is a highly ~ issue.

▪ potentially

The political situation is potentially ~.

▪ politically

Explosive is used with these nouns: ↑ belt , ↑ bullet , ↑ burst , ↑ climax , ↑ device , ↑ eruption , ↑ force , ↑ gas , ↑ growth , ↑ mixture , ↑ situation , ↑ temper

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