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Overview of noun explosive

The noun explosive has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. explosive

(a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck)

Overview of adj explosive

The adj explosive has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) explosive

(serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper")

2. (3) explosive, volatile

(liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation")

3. explosive

(sudden and loud; "an explosive laugh") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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