how to pronounce explosive


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explosive is pronounced in three syllables

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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


  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.


  1. Any explosive substance.

explosive frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word explosive occurs in english on average 6.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with explosive


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