explosive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

explosive (plural explosives)

  1. Any explosive substance.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

explosive

  1. feminine singular of explosif

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

explosive

  1. inflected form of explosiv