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explosive

view main entry for explosiveadjective  /ɪkˈsploʊsɪv/
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explosively

adverb

explosiveness

noun [uncountable]
explosiveness noun [uncountable]The quality of being serious, severe or extreme: severity, gravity, extremity, austerity, seriousness, savageness, explosiveness, starkness, ferociousness

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