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EtymologyEdit

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

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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. (figuratively) Shocking; startling.
    an explosive accusation
  4. (slang) Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.
    He has an explosive personality.

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explosive (plural explosives)

  1. Any explosive substance.

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AdjectiveEdit

explosive

  1. feminine singular of explosif

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