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Adjective
Likely to cause an outburst of anger or controversy
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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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Able or likely to shatter violently or burst apart
“They knew for some time that this highly explosive material had disappeared.”
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Potentially violent or dangerous, especially of a situation
“A potentially explosive situation.”
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(of an increase) Sudden and dramatic
“Since then, the argument goes, there has been an explosive increase in the quantity of money in circulation, mainly due to the creation of credit.”
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Causing or creating 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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Exceptionally exciting
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Dangerous
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Noun
A substance which can be made to explode, especially any of those used in bombs or shells
“She wasn't trained extensively in weaponry and ballistics, but it never really was hard to place the sound of a thermal explosive going off.”
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Something that blows up
“A large quantity of arms and explosives was seized.”
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