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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"He's quick, he's fearless, he has an eye for a hole and the explosiveness to get through the hole.
Distance runners who want to tone up, increase power and explosiveness, or alleviate impact force on joints are encouraged to weight train, usually in higher repetitions with lower weights than their strictly body-building friends.
Drop into fourth and the vRS readily shows its sprinter's explosiveness for manoeuvres such as overtaking.
Ravena was pertaining to Baguio's younger days in the PBA where he used to wear an extra wide headband while obliterating defenses with his explosiveness and ferocity in attacking the rim.
Steven Gerrard Full of drive in midfield early on, and kept things ticking over with a display of control, rather than explosiveness. Saw his penalty saved by Tom Heaton in the shootout.
He didn't make an effort to reach anything that wasn't played directly to his feet, his passing was awful and his explosiveness was gone.
The 6-foot-1, 171-pound junior showcased his speed, power and explosiveness at the Central Mass.
- For all of Oregon's explosiveness passing out of the new spread offense this season, the Ducks have refused to become one-dimensional.
Any volcanic eruption would be of low-level explosiveness and pose very little real danger.
(Resistance tubing comes in varying degrees of tension; be sure to try several in-store before purchasing.) The resulting strength, flexibility and muscle memory will improve your running form, stride length and explosiveness, which will mean faster race times.
He and his former strength & conditioning coach, Mike Linn, tell you exactly how they did it via flexibility, stability, strength, explosiveness, and agility training.

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