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Adjective
Able or likely to shatter violently or burst apart
“Dr. Stanley Goodspeed could not help but feel incredibly nervous and tense as he handled the highly explosive material.”
Adjective
Characterized by fierce, extreme, or violent energy or force
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“It's a complicated case, marred by a disputed confession, a paucity of witnesses, and the sudden, explosive nature of the incident itself.”
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Prone to being overcome with anger
“He knows very well that one of his besetting sins is that inflammatory, explosive temper of his.”
Adjective
Potentially violent or dangerous, especially of a situation
“It can find itself in an explosive situation where its police are caught in the crossfire between a terrorist group and an embassy.”
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Sudden and dramatic in nature
“Since then, the argument goes, there has been an explosive increase in the quantity of money in circulation.”
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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“Today, we experience an almost explosive amount of interest in computers and their application to the solution of today's problems.”
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Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
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Tending to stir up conflict
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Sudden, or figuratively explosive, in nature
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Of, containing, or using undetonated explosive
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Quick or likely to change consistently
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Characterized by a feeling of euphoria or extreme pleasure
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Dangerous
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Characterized by, or tending to cause, agitation or anxiety
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Becoming larger in size, degree or intensity
Noun
A device that can be triggered to explode
“The defendant stated that the building was not destroyed by an explosive, as defined in the statute, but rather by a device consisting of two glass bottles filled with styrofoam and gasoline.”
Noun
A substance that can be made to explode
“A bangalore torpedo is a long metal tube filled with an explosive.”
Noun
A supply or quantity of bullets and shells
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