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adjective explosive pronunciation in American English /ɪkˈsploʊsɪv/
  1. 2
    likely to create difficulties or to have a dangerous or violent effect
    The situation along the border is potentially explosive.
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  2. 3
    very large in size, amount, or importance and happening over a very short period of time
    explosive population growth
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  3. 5
    very powerful
    The asteroid crashed into the planet with explosive force.

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