Associations to the word «Explosive»


EXPLOSIVE, noun. Explosive substance.
EXPLOSIVE, adjective. With the capability to, or likely to, explode.
EXPLOSIVE, adjective. Having the character of an explosion.
EXPLOSIVE, adjective. (slang) Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.
EXPLOSIVE BELT, noun. A belt packed with explosives and armed with a detonator, worn by suicide bombers.
EXPLOSIVE CYCLOGENESES, noun. Plural of explosive cyclogenesis
EXPLOSIVE CYCLOGENESIS, noun. (meteorology) A decline in the barometric pressure of twenty-four millibars over a twenty-four hour period at or north of sixty-degrees latitude.
EXPLOSIVE DECOMPRESSION, noun. (aviation) A sudden drop in pressure causing the air to be unable to escape from the lungs.

Dictionary definition

EXPLOSIVE, noun. A chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck.
EXPLOSIVE, adjective. Serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper".
EXPLOSIVE, adjective. Liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation".
EXPLOSIVE, adjective. Sudden and loud; "an explosive laugh".

Wise words

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