There are 2 translations of explosive in Spanish:

explosive1

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspləʊsɪv/

adj

  • 1 1.1 [gas/mixture/change] explosivo an explosive device un artefacto explosivo
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (likely to erupt) [issue/situation] explosivo, delicado; [combination] explosivo
  • 2 2.1 (volatile) [temper] explosivo 2.2 (dramatic) fulminante
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    • 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.

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Word of the day mandíbula
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Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.