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explosive

adjective

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2 marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity
  • one of the most explosive storms to hit that area of the coast in some time

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explosive

noun

Synonyms of explosive (Entry 2 of 2)

as in bomb

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The first known use of explosive was in 1696

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explosions

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“Explosive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/explosive. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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