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explosive

adjective (EMOTION)    /ɪkˈspləʊ.sɪv/ US  /-ˈsploʊ-/
C2 describes a situation or emotion in which strong feelings are loudly or violently expressed: The situation in some of America's cities has become explosive. Capital punishment is an explosive issue. She has an explosive temper.Strong feelings explosively     /-li/ adverb Exploding and eruptingStrong feelings explosiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Becoming too excited and easily upset
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