Meaning & Definition of Explosive in English
1. A chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
1. Serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst
- "An explosive device"
- "Explosive gas"
- "Explosive force"
- "Explosive violence"
- "An explosive temper"
2. Liable to lead to sudden change or violence
- "An explosive issue"
- "A volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"
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3. Sudden and loud
- "An explosive laugh"