explosive - definition and synonyms

 
adjective 

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/ɪkˈspləʊsɪv/
  1. 2
    likely to create difficulties or to have a dangerous or violent effect

    The situation along the border is potentially explosive.

  2. 3
    very large in size, amount, or importance and happening over a very short period of time

    explosive population growth

  3. 5
    very powerful

    The asteroid crashed into the planet with explosive force.

derived words

explosively

adverb

explosiveness

noun [uncountable]