Definition of Explosive. Meaning of Explosive. Synonyms of Explosive

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Definition of Explosive

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
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.]

Meaning of Explosive from wikipedia

- Play media An explosive (or explosive material) is a reactive substance that contains a great amount of potential energy that can produce an explosion...
- In volcanology, an explosive eruption is a volcanic eruption of the most violent type. A notable example is the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Such...
- An explosive device is a device that relies on the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide a violent release of energy. Applications of...
- An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deplo**** in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional...
- A binary explosive or two-component explosive is an explosive consisting of two components, neither of which is explosive by itself, which have to be mixed...
- Plastic explosive is a soft and hand-moldable solid form of explosive material. Within the field of explosives engineering, plastic explosives are also...
- C-4 is a common variety of the plastic explosive family known as Composition C. A similar British plastic explosive, based on RDX but with different plasticizer...
- A phlegmatized explosive is an explosive that has had an agent added to stabilize or desensitize it. Sometimes this is desirable either to improve the...
- An explosive belt (also called suicide belt, suicide vest) is an improvised explosive device, a belt or a vest packed with explosives and armed with a...
- Intermittent explosive disorder (sometimes abbreviated as IED) is a behavioral disorder characterized by explosive outbursts of anger and/or violence...
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