explosive

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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.
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A molten mixture of magma and coal would burn explosively on contact with air.
These fuels in air explosions burn extremely quickly, more explosively than dynamite!
In a safety alert published last month, the center warned that ballistic glass powder that is created when MRAPs (mine resistant ambush protected vehicles) arc struck by explosively formed projectiles can create safety and health hazards to personnel in the vehicles or those responding.
Pricing, affordability, financing, and lack of investment are preventing solar energy from advancing as explosively as it could.
"Today, when the public is critically concerned with the quality and safety of its food products and Congress is investigating MAP practices, there's no question that the need for our technology is expanding explosively," says Marco Bonne, CEO and a founder.
For us Second Life, which has grown explosively since launching in 2003, allows us to tap into a potential global audience."
Recruitment firm Office Angels said the essential buzzwords for this year include "thought grenade", meaning an explosively good idea, and "let's sunset that", meaning a bad idea will never see the light of day.
Squat to parallel with plate at shoulder level, pause two seconds at the bottom, then explosively rise and press the plate overhead.
A fearsome and at times explosively violent story of stolen and misused identities and edge-of-one's seat intensity, Ricochet keeps the reader hooked right up to the fearsome finale.
"When financial firms grow, they typically grow explosively," explained Robert Flippin, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle.
But the 25-year-old explosively demonstrated his influence up front with two goals and a virtuoso performance in Liverpool's FA Cup Final win.
Researchers found the disk around a rapidly rotating neutron star, the dense core left behind when a star 8 to 20 times as massive as the sun collapses under its own weight and explosively ejects its outer layers.

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