Synonyms of explosive


1. explosive, chemical, chemical substance

usage: a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck


1. explosive (vs. nonexplosive), detonative

usage: serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an explosive temper"

2. explosive, volatile, unstable (vs. stable)

usage: liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation"

3. explosive, sudden (vs. gradual)

usage: sudden and loud; "an explosive laugh"

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Definition and meaning of explosive (Dictionary)