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ex·plo·sive

explosive

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk splo sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to cause an explosion.
Gasoline and fire make an explosive combination.
similar words:
critical, dynamic, unstable
definition 2: having to do with or like an explosion.
The symphony has an explosive ending.
 
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a substance that is able to cause an explosion.
Dynamite is an explosive.
similar words:
dynamite, fuse, gunpowder
derivations: explosively (adv.), explosiveness (n.)
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