Meaning of EXPLOSIVE in English

EXPLOSIVE

/ ɪkˈspləʊsɪv; -zɪv; NAmE -ˈsploʊ-/ adjective , noun

■ adjective

1.

easily able or likely to explode :

an explosive device (= a bomb)

an explosive mixture of chemicals

2.

likely to cause violence or strong feelings of anger or hatred :

a potentially explosive situation

3.

often having sudden violent or angry feelings :

an explosive temper

4.

increasing suddenly and rapidly :

the explosive growth of the export market

5.

( of a sound ) sudden and loud

►  ex·plo·sive·ly adverb

■ noun

[ C , U ] a substance that is able or likely to cause an explosion :

plastic explosives

The bomb was packed with several pounds of high explosive .

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