[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.
[non-ek-spawr-tey-shuh n, -spohr-] /ˌnɒn ɛk spɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -spoʊr-/ noun 1. failure or refusal to export.
[ik-spoh-zher] /ɪkˈspoʊ ʒər/ noun 1. the act of exposing, laying open, or uncovering: the sudden exposure of objects that were hidden under the blanket. 2. the fact or state of being exposed: A bandage will avoid exposure of the wound. 3. disclosure, as of something private or secret: the exposure of their invasion plans. 4. […]
[ik-spres-iv] /ɪkˈsprɛs ɪv/ adjective 1. full of ; meaningful: an expressive shrug. 2. serving to ; indicative of power to : a look expressive of gratitude. 3. of, relating to, or concerned with : Dance is a highly expressive art. 4. Sociology. (of a crowd or group) engaging in nonpurposeful activity of an expressive and […]
[ek-stuh nt, ik-stant] /ˈɛk stənt, ɪkˈstænt/ adjective 1. in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost: There are only three extant copies of the document. 2. Archaic. standing out; protruding. /ɛkˈstænt; ˈɛkstənt/ adjective 1. still in existence; surviving 2. (archaic) standing out; protruding adj. 1540s, “standing out above a surface,” from Latin extantem (nominative extans), […]