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ex•plo•sive



Pronunciation: (ik-splō'siv), [key]
adj.
1. tending or serving to explode: an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of an explosion: explosive violence.
3. likely to lead to violence or hostility: an explosive issue.
4. Phonet.plosive.

n.
1. an explosive agent or substance, as dynamite.
2. Phonet.plosive.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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