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Definition of Explosive
Explosive Ex*plo"sive, a. [Cf. F. explosif.]
Driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing
explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder.
Explosive Ex*plo"sive, n.
1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a
rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitro-glycerine.
2. 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.
Note: [See Guide to Pronunciation, [root] 155-7, 184.]
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