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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There are 2 translations of explosive in Spanish:

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