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:

explosive2

n

countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable

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Word of the day amnistiar
vt
to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.