Explosive

Definition of Explosive

Ex`plo´sive
a.1.Driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder.
n.1.An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, TNT, dynamite, or nitro-glycerine.
2.(Phonetics) A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice. [See Guide to Pronunciation, ? 155-7, 184.]

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