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Meaning & Definition of Explosive in English

English

Explosive

/ɪksploʊsɪv/

noun

1. A chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

    synonym:
  • explosive

adjective

1. Serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst

  • "An explosive device"
  • "Explosive gas"
  • "Explosive force"
  • "Explosive violence"
  • "An explosive temper"
    synonym:
  • explosive

2. Liable to lead to sudden change or violence

  • "An explosive issue"
  • "A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
    synonym:
  • explosive
  • ,
  • volatile

3. Sudden and loud

  • "An explosive laugh"
    synonym:
  • explosive