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adjective explicit pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈsplɪsɪt/
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    said or explained in an extremely clear way, so that you cannot doubt what is meant
    an explicit statement/warning/threat
    explicit instructions/directions
    make something explicit: Possible side effects should be made explicit.
    1. a.
      if someone is explicit, they say or explain something in a very clear direct way
      Can you be a little more explicit?
      explicit about: He is being very explicit about his dissatisfaction with the company.

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