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Definition 1: a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck - [noun denoting artifact]

(explosive is a kind of ...) material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

(... is a kind of explosive ) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

"this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

(... is a kind of explosive ) an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant

(... is a kind of explosive ) a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

(... is a kind of explosive ) an explosive with a low rate of combustion

(... is a kind of explosive ) a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate

(... is a kind of explosive ) a colorless explosive liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling

(... is a kind of explosive ) the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents

(... is a kind of explosive ) an explosive that is used to propel projectiles from guns or to propel rockets and missiles or to launch torpedos and depth charges

(... is a kind of explosive ) a mixture that is explosive

(... is a kind of explosive ) a compound that is explosive

(... is a kind of explosive ) a yellow crystalline explosive solid that is used in detonators

(... is part of explosive) device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

Definition 2: serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where explosive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an explosive device
  • explosive gas
  • explosive force
  • explosive violence
  • an explosive temper

(explosive is similar to ...) exploding almost instantaneously

Definition 3: sudden and loud - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where explosive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an explosive laugh

(explosive is similar to ...) happening without warning or in a short space of time

"a sudden storm" "a sudden decision" "a sudden cure"

Definition 4: liable to lead to sudden change or violence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where explosive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for explosive in the sense of this definition

(explosive is similar to ...) lacking stability or fixity or firmness

"unstable political conditions" "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind" "an unstable world economy"

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