[ik-sploh-siv] /ɪkˈsploʊ sɪv/
tending or serving to :
an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance.
pertaining to or of the nature of an :
likely to lead to violence or hostility:
an explosive issue.
an explosive agent or substance, as dynamite.
of, involving, or characterized by an explosion or explosions
capable of exploding or tending to explode
potentially violent or hazardous; dangerous: an explosive situation
(phonetics) another word for plosive
a substance that decomposes rapidly under certain conditions with the production of gases, which expand by the heat of the reaction. The energy released is used in firearms, blasting, and rocket propulsion
a plosive consonant; stop
1660s, “tending to explode,” from Latin explos- (past participle stem of explodere; see explosion) + -ive. As a noun, from 1874. Related: Explosives.
noun 1. a rivet for driving into an inaccessible area, containing an explosive charge detonated after driving to expand the shank on the far side of the hole.
noun 1. welding by means of a controlled explosion that rapidly forces two pieces of metal together.
[ek-spoh] /ˈɛk spoʊ/ noun, plural expos. (often initial capital letter) 1. a world’s fair or international exposition: Expo ’67 in Montreal. 2. any exhibition or show: an annual computer expo. /ˈɛkspəʊ/ noun (pl) -pos 1. short for exposition (sense 3) exposition
[ik-spoh-nuh nt, ek-spoh-nuh nt] /ɪkˈspoʊ nənt, ˈɛk spoʊ nənt/ noun 1. a person or thing that , explains, or interprets: an exponent of modern theory in the arts. 2. a person or thing that is a representative, advocate, type, or symbol of something: Lincoln is an exponent of American democracy. 3. Mathematics. a symbol or […]