Definition of Explosive:

  1. A substance which can be made to explode, especially any of those used in bombs or shells.

  2. Able or likely to shatter violently or burst apart, as when a bomb explodes.

  3. Material that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous, release of gas, heat, and pressure, accompanied by loud noise when subjected to a certain amount of shock, pressure, or temperature.

Synonyms of Explosive

Bomb, Incendiary device, Incendiary, Device, Ballistite, TNT, Agitable, Alarming, Allophone, Alveolar, Anxious, Apico-alveolar, Apico-dental, Articulation, Aspiration, Assimilation, Bad, Banging, Bilabial, Blasting, Bursting, Cacuminal, Cellulose nitrate, Cerebral, Chancy, Check, Combustible, Consonant, Continuant, Cordite, Cracking, Crashing, Critical, Dangerous, Dangersome, Delicate, Dental, Detonating, Dicey, Diphthong, Dissimilation, Dynamite, Edgy, Emotional, Emotionally unstable, Epenthetic vowel, Eruptive, Excitable, Explodable, Exploding, Explosible, Fiery, Flapping, Fraught, Fraught with danger, Fulminating, Gelignite, Glide, Glottal, Glottalization, Gunpowder, Guttural, Hasty, Hazardous, High explosive, High-mettled, High-spirited, High-strung, Highly emotional, Hot, Hot-tempered, Hotheaded, Iffy, Inflammable, Irascible, Irritable, Jeopardous, Knocking, Labial, Labialization, Labiodental, Labiovelar, Laryngeal, Lateral, Lingual, Liquid, Manner of articulation, Melinite, Menacing, Mettlesome, Modification, Monophthong, Morphophoneme, Mute, Nasal, Nasty, Nervous, Nitrocotton, Nitroglycerin, Occlusive, Palatal, Parasitic vowel, Parlous, Passionate, Peak, Peppery, Periculous, Perilous, Perturbable, Pharyngeal, Pharyngealization, Phone, Phoneme, Plastic, Plastic explosive, Plosive, Popping, Powder, Precarious, Prickly, Prothetic vowel, Quick, Quick-tempered, Rapping, Retroflex, Segmental phoneme, Semivowel, Sensitive, Serious, Shaky, Short-tempered, Skittish, Slapping, Slatting, Smokeless powder, Sonant, Sonority, Speech sound, Spunky, Startlish, Stop, Surd, Syllabic nucleus, Syllabic peak, Syllable, Tapping, Tense, Threatening, Touch-and-go, Touchy, Transition sound, Trinitrotoluol, Triphthong, Ugly, Uncertain, Unpredictable, Unsound, Unstable, Velar, Villanous saltpetre, Vocable, Vocalic, Vocoid, Voice, Voiced sound, Voiceless sound, Voicing, Volatile, Volcanic, Vowel, Volatile, Inflammable, Flammable, Combustible, Incendiary, Eruptive, Unstable

How to use Explosive in a sentence?

  1. Stocks of explosives.
  2. An explosive device.
  3. You must make sure that you are highly trained any time that you will be dealing with an explosive material.
  4. An explosive charge usually must be set-off by means of detonation which would include detonating a blasting cap attached to or inserted in the explosive charge.
  5. The explosive used to destroy the mountain-side, caused an avalanche that brought about the extinction of a certain type of rare plant-life.

Meaning of Explosive & Explosive Definition