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  1. explosives

    Substances the elements of which under certain conditions suddenly undergo a chemical rearrangement into gases, giving rise to great pressures on surrounding bodies. Modern writers recognize two different kinds of explosions,—explosions of the 1st order, or detonations, and explosions of the 2d order, or rapid combustions. Detonating explosions are practically instantaneous. The explosion is supposed to be propagated by a vibration throughout the mass. Ordinary explosions are propagated by inflammation. Gunpowder, which may be taken as a type of explosives of the 2d order, burns at a certain rate, depending upon the density. When a charge is fired the inflammation spreads from the point of ignition to all parts of the charge,—each grain is successively enveloped and burned from surface to centre. The velocity of inflammation is the greater in proportion to the degree of confinement from the increased tension of the gases. The velocity of combustion is the rate at which the solid grains are burned. It is measured by the distance passed over by the burning surface (the line being taken perpendicular to the surface) in the unit of time. Time thus enters into the explosion of gunpowder and gives it its peculiar value as a ballistic agent.

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    The numerical value of explosives in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of explosives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of explosives in a Sentence

  1. Randy Sterett:

    Some of these drones can fly anywhere from one to 15 pounds of explosives.

  2. Islamic State militants:

    A martyrdom attack using an explosives jacket hit a gathering of Afghan intelligence.

  3. Hashmat Stanekzai:

    A suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives at the door of a bus carrying army soldiers.

  4. Maksudul Alam:

    Explosives, bomb-making materials, sharp weapons and training manuals were recovered from them.

  5. Michael Eisenstadt:

    Very often arms and explosives were placed in trucks underneath legal cargo in order to hide them.

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