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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.
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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