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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·plo·sive /ɪkˈsplosɪv, zɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·plo·sive a.  Driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·plo·sive, n.
 1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, TNT, dynamite, or nitro-glycerine.
 2. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; Phonetics one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice.
 Note: [See Guide to Pronunciation, √ 155-7, 184.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: tending or serving to explode or characterized by explosion
             or sudden outburst; "an explosive device"; "explosive
             gas"; "explosive force"; "explosive violence"; "an
             explosive temper" [ant: nonexplosive]
      2: liable to lead to sudden change or violence; "an explosive
         issue"; "a volatile situation with troops and rioters
         eager for a confrontation" [syn: volatile]
      3: sudden and loud; "an explosive laugh"
      n : a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change
          (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck