Significado de “explosive” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "explosive" - Diccionario Inglés

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explosiveadjective

uk /ɪkˈspləʊ.sɪv/ us /ɪkˈsploʊ.sɪv/

explosive adjective (BURST)

C2 exploding or able to explode easily:

Certain gases are highly explosive.
An explosive device (= a bomb) was found at one of the capital's busiest stations this morning.

very loud and sudden, like an explosion:

There was an explosive clap of thunder overhead.
explosively
adverb uk /ɪkˈspləʊ.sɪv.li/ us /ɪkˈsploʊ.sɪv.li/
explosiveness
noun [ U ] uk /ɪkˈspləʊ.sɪv.nəs/ us /ɪkˈsploʊ.sɪv.nəs/

explosivenoun [ C or U ]

/ɪkˈspləʊ.sɪv/ /ɪkˈsploʊ.sɪv/

(Definition of “explosive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "explosive" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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explosiveadjective

us /ɪkˈsploʊ·sɪv/

explosive adjective (BURSTING VIOLENTLY)

exploding or able to explode easily:

an explosive device
Certain gases are highly explosive.
fig. It was a politically explosive issue.

Explosive also means difficult to control and likely to be violent:

She has an explosive temper.

explosive adjective (VERY QUICK)

very quick and big:

There has been an explosive increase in the number households owning a computer.

explosivenoun [ C ]

us /ɪkˈsploʊ·sɪv/

explosive noun [ C ] (SUBSTANCE THAT BURSTS)

a substance that can be made to burst violently:

Explosives are sometimes used to blast away rock in construction.
Dynamite is a powerful explosive.

(Definition of “explosive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)