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explosive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin explos-, stem of the perfect passive participle of explodō + the suffix -ive.

NounEdit

explosive (plural explosives)

  1. Explosive substance.

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AdjectiveEdit

explosive (comparative more explosive, superlative most explosive)

  1. With the capability to, or likely to, explode.
  2. Having the character of an explosion.
    explosive fire
  3. (slang) Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.
    He has an explosive personality.

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

explosive f

  1. feminine form of explosif

GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

explosive

  1. inflected form of explosiv