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explosive

Saltos de línea: ex¦plo|sive
Pronunciación: /ɪkˈspləʊsɪv
 
, ɛk-/

Definición de explosive en inglés:

adjetivo

1Able or likely to shatter violently or burst apart: an explosive device
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • When this vehicle was blown apart by an improvised explosive device, an IED, debris flew in every direction.
  • As we reported, the military today said it discovered sarin nerve gas in an explosive device, an artillery shell, in fact.
  • ‘You drop a tank of fuel and a small explosive charge to burst it apart,’ he explained.
Sinónimos
1.1(Of a vocal sound) produced with a sharp release of air: Ruth let out an explosive sound of disbelief
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Fewer spoken words start with vowels, which provide more subtle acoustic cues than the more explosive consonant sounds.
2Likely to cause an outburst of anger or controversy: Marco’s explosive temper the idea was politically explosive
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Here is a suggested sequence of events to participate in to get through anger or a potentially explosive situation.
  • Willingness to negotiate and compromise, when appropriate, helps regain control of an explosive situation.
  • The league, moving in their habitually mysterious ways, think the club have been ‘excessive’ in response to a moderately explosive controversy.
Sinónimos
fiery, stormy, violent, volatile, volcanic, angry, fierce, impassioned, passionate, intense, vehement, tempestuous, turbulent, touchy, irritable, irascible, hot-headed, short-tempered, quick-tempered
tense, charged, highly charged, overwrought;
critical, serious, dangerous, perilous, hazardous, knife-edge, touch-and-go;
sensitive, delicate, unstable, volatile, inflammable, volcanic, ugly, nasty
informal iffy, dicey
3(Of an increase) sudden and dramatic: the explosive growth of personal computers in the 1980s
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In other words, the explosive increase in the number of passenger cars and licensed drivers over the past decade resulted in poor education in driving etiquette and traffic rules.
  • However, there has not been a single explosive increase in spending similar to what would have been required to make the business plans of the bubble years a reality.
  • Since then, the argument goes, there has been an explosive increase in the quantity of money in circulation, mainly due to the creation of credit.
Sinónimos
sudden, dramatic, rapid, abrupt, meteoric;

sustantivo

(often explosives) Volver al principio  
A substance which can be made to explode, especially any of those used in bombs or shells: stocks of explosives [mass noun]: a car full of explosive
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The enemy rained down explosives and incendiary bombs and then dumped barrels of oil onto the flames.
  • One also prohibited the discharge of projectiles and explosives from balloons.
  • Not connecting it this way would make it a bomb stripped of all explosives, a dud.
Sinónimos

Derivados

explosiveness

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sustantivo
Example sentences
  • With this century's explosiveness this no longer seems possible.
  • Aware of the subject's explosiveness, Stein did his best to create a working atmosphere of familial security.
  • They know the degree of volatility and potential explosiveness of a brutalised population.

Words that rhyme with explosive

corrosive, implosive, plosive

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