Meaning of explosive

ex•plo•sive

Pronunciation: (ik-splō'siv), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending or serving to explode: an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance.
  2. pertaining to or of the nature of an explosion: explosive violence.
  3. likely to lead to violence or hostility: an explosive issue.
  4. plosive.
—n.
  1. an explosive agent or substance, as dynamite.
  2. plosive.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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