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Definition of explosive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

explosive

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪkˈspləʊsɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsploʊsɪv//
 
; BrE BrE//ɪkˈspləʊzɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈsploʊzɪv//
 
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[countable, uncountable] a substance that is able or likely to cause an explosion plastic explosives The bomb was packed with several pounds of high explosive. See related entries: TerrorismWord Familyexplode verbexplosion nounexplosive adjective noununexploded adjectiveExtra examples Explosives were found near the scene. They planted explosives in the tunnel. a bomb containing 200 lb of high explosive The bomb was packed with several pounds of high explosive.
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