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Definition of Explosive


  1. Driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder.
  2. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitro-glycerine.
  3. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice.

Explosive Quotations

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
Billy Joel

I think it's funny to be delicate with subjects that are explosive.
Jerry Seinfeld

'Power' is an explosive word, particularly when applied to women.
Madeleine M. Kunin

Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.
Yasser Arafat

The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face - that's always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who's new.
Catherine Bell
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Explosive Translations

explosive in German is brisant
explosive in Norwegian is sprengstoff, eksplosiv
explosive in Spanish is explosivo
explosive in Swedish is explosiv
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