how to pronounce explosive

/ɪkspˈloʊsɪv/

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explosive is pronounced in three syllables

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ɪksploʊsɪv

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An example use of explosive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are certified explosive specialists as …”

meanings of explosive

adjective:

  1. With the capability to, or likely to, explode.
  2. Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.
  3. Having the character of an explosion.
  4. Shocking; startling.

noun:

  1. Any explosive substance.

words that rhyme with explosive

corrosive

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