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Synonyms for explosive
ɪkˈsploʊ sɪvex·plo·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosiveadjective

    a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck

    stable, nonexplosive, gradual

  2. explosiveadjective

    serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst

    "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper"


    nonexplosive, stable, gradual

  3. explosive, volatileadjective

    liable to lead to sudden change or violence

    "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

    volatile, fickle

    nonexplosive, gradual, stable

  4. explosiveadjective

    sudden and loud

    "an explosive laugh"


    gradual, stable, nonexplosive

Editors Contribution

  1. dynamite

    a substance that can be made to explode

    the robber threw an explosive at the police and he ran away.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. explosivenoun

    dynamite, lyddite, nitro-glycerine, fuse, thorite, tonite, fulgurite

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  1. Zara Amatuni:

    We are seeing a lot of civilian injuries, including children and the use of heavy explosive weaponry, people are moving into shelters and basements, which do not have proper sanitary conditions, and we are observing problems with the onset of winter. Hospitals and schools have been damaged by artillery fire, and the threat of COVID is straining the healthcare system even more.

  2. Sagir Badaru:

    There was a heavy downpour today and soon after the rains stopped?, a car drove along the road and two explosives were thrown at the motor park, which killed five people, the car threw another explosive in the midst of grocers outside the main bus station some hundreds of meters away, killing 12 people and wounding many.

  3. Sagir Badaru:

    The car threw another explosive in the midst of grocers outside the main bus station some hundreds of meters away, killing 12 people and wounding many.

  4. Inspector General -LRB- OIG -RRB-:

    It asserted that it had taken significant steps to improve the health and welfare of State Department explosive detection canines provided to Jordan and, moreover, stated that the program had to continue, regardless of these health and welfare concerns, due to ongoing national security issues in the region, however, the death of two canines from non-natural causes — namely, hyperthermia and poisoning — since June 2019 raises serious questions about the Department's contention that it has taken adequate steps to protect their health and safety.

  5. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Lust hidden under the cloak of the secretly forbidden, is explosive and addictive.

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Translations for explosive

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  • مادة متفجرةArabic
  • взривен, експлозив, избухливBulgarian
  • explosiuCatalan, Valencian
  • výbušný, výbušninaCzech
  • explosiv, Sprengstoff, aufbrausendGerman
  • explosivoSpanish
  • räjähtävä, räjähde, räjähdysmäinen, räjähdysherkkä, räjähdysaine, äkkipikainenFinnish
  • explosifFrench
  • irascibile, collerico, esplosivo, iracondoItalian
  • 爆発物Japanese
  • സ്ഫോടനവസ്തുMalayalam
  • explosief, springstof, plofstofDutch
  • wybuchowyPolish
  • взрывчатое вещество, взрывчатка, взрывной, вспыльчивый, взрывчатыйRussian
  • eksplozivenSlovene
  • patlayıcıTurkish

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