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English definition of “explosive”


adjective     /ɪkˈspləʊsɪv/
EQUIPMENT An explosive substance or piece of equipment can cause explosions : The explosive device was hidden in a suitcase . an explosive mixture of oil vapour and oxygen Bombs and missilesDetonation and bombardment
SITUATION An explosive situation or subject causes strong feelings , and may make people angry or violent : a highly explosive political issue Dangers and threatsCausing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of explosive adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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