What does explosive mean?

Definitions for explosive
ɪkˈsploʊ sɪvex·plo·sive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word explosive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosive(adj)

    a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

  2. explosive(adj)

    serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst

    "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper"

  3. explosive, volatile(adj)

    liable to lead to sudden change or violence

    "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

  4. explosive(adj)

    sudden and loud

    "an explosive laugh"

GCIDE

  1. Explosive(n.)

    An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, TNT, dynamite, or nitro-glycerine.

Wiktionary

  1. explosive(Noun)

    Explosive substance.

  2. explosive(Adjective)

    With the capability to, or likely to, explode.

  3. explosive(Adjective)

    Having the character of an explosion.

    explosive fire

  4. explosive(Adjective)

    Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.

    He has an explosive personality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explosive(adj)

    driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder

  2. Explosive(noun)

    an explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitro-glycerine

  3. Explosive(noun)

    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. [See Guide to Pronunciation, Ã 155-7, 184.]

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. explosif.]

How to pronounce explosive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say explosive in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of explosive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of explosive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of explosive in a Sentence

  1. Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynn Tolmachoff:

    It's been spreading at a very explosive, rapid rate.

  2. Anthero Meirelles:

    Defaults will keep rising, but not in a explosive manner.

  3. May Sarton:

    Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.

  4. Police Colonel Kamtorn Uicharoen:

    The bombs in these two areas were improvised explosive devices triggered by timer.

  5. Michael Medler:

    To put it bluntly, the last century of fire policies have left our forests explosive.

Images & Illustrations of explosive

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Translations for explosive

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  • مادة متفجرةArabic
  • избухлив, експлозив, взривенBulgarian
  • explosiuCatalan, Valencian
  • výbušný, výbušninaCzech
  • aufbrausend, Sprengstoff, explosivGerman
  • explosivoSpanish
  • räjähtävä, äkkipikainen, räjähdysaine, räjähdysherkkä, räjähdysmäinen, räjähdeFinnish
  • explosifFrench
  • esplosivo, iracondo, irascibile, collericoItalian
  • 爆発物Japanese
  • സ്ഫോടനവസ്തുMalayalam
  • explosief, plofstof, springstofDutch
  • wybuchowyPolish
  • взрывной, вспыльчивый, взрывчатое вещество, взрывчатый, взрывчаткаRussian
  • eksplozivenSlovene

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