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Definition of explosive
able or likely to shatter violently or burst apart, as when a bomb explodes:an explosive device likely to cause an eruption of anger or controversy:Marco’s explosive temper the idea was politically explosive of or relating to a sudden and dramatic increase in amount or extent:the explosive growth of personal computers in the 1980s (of a vocal sound) produced with a sharp release of air.
noun (often explosives)
a substance that can be made to explode, especially any of those used in bombs or shells.