HyperDic: explosive

English > 4 senses of the word explosive:
NOUNartifactexplosivea chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
ADJECTIVEallexplosiveserving to explode / explode / explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst
allexplosive, volatileliable to lead to sudden change or violence
allexplosivesudden and loud
explosive > pronunciation
Soundsihksplow'sihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > explosive: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing to explode / explode / explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst.
Examples
  • "an explosive device"
  • "explosive gas"
  • "explosive force"
  • "explosive violence"
  • "an explosive temper"
Narrowerdetonativeexploding / exploding / exploding / exploding almost instantaneously
Oppositenonexplosivenot explosive
Spanishdetonador, explosiva, explosivo
Catalandetonador, explosiu
Nounsexplosivea chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
English > explosive: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningliable to lead to sudden change or violence.
Example"an explosive issue"
Synonymvolatile
Broaderunstablelacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness
Spanishexplosivo
Adverbsexplosivelyin an explosive manner
English > explosive: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningsudden and loud.
Example"an explosive laugh"
Broadersuddenhappening / happening without warning or in a short space of time
Spanishexplosivo
English > explosive: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck.
Part ofexplosive devicedevice that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
Narrowercharge, burster, bursting charge, explosive chargeA quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
explosive compoundA compound that is explosive
explosive mixtureA mixture that is explosive
gunpowder, powderA mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75
high explosiveA powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate
hydrazoic acid, azoimide, hydrogen azide, HNA colorless explosive liquid / liquid that is volatile and poisonous and foul-smelling
low explosiveAn explosive with a low rate of combustion
propellant explosive, impulse explosiveAn explosive that is used to propel projectiles from guns / guns or to propel rockets and missiles or to launch torpedos and depth charges
smokeless powder, BallistiteAn explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke
tetryl, nitramineA yellow crystalline explosive solid that is used in detonators
warhead, payload, loadThe front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
Broaderchemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
Spanishexplosivo
Catalanexplosiu
Adjectivesexplosiveserving to explode / explode / explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst

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