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explosive

/ex·plo·sive/ (ek-splo´siv)
1. pertaining to or occurring in a sudden violent burst.
2. tending to sudden violent outbursts.
adjective Violent, sudden, rapid
noun A chemical that causes a sudden, virtually instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, altered pressure, or high temperature; explosives in the context of terrorism or violent acts include pipe bombs, hand-grenades, dynamite, and C-4 plastic explosives

explosive

Occupational safety A chemical that causes a sudden, virtually instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, altered pressure, or high temperature; explosives seen in the context of terrorism or violent acts include pipe bombs, hand-grenades, dynamite, detonators, C-4 plastic explosives Psychology See Explosive personality, Explosive syndrome.

explosive

substance used for causing explosions. They may be accessible to animals and cause poisoning.

plastic explosive poisoning
see cyclonite. Called also PE4.
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