explosive explosive  /ɪks ˈploʊ sɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
  2. (adj) serving to explode or characterized by explosion or sudden outburst
  3. (adj) liable to lead to sudden change or violence
  4. (adj) sudden and loud

Usage(s):

  1. By shooting water into a minefield and monitoring sounds, the system can detect and disarm explosives without setting them off.
  2. Nukes and gases may be on Bin Laden's wish list, but explosives that can be easily smuggled on board airliners are accessible and potentially devastating.
  3. To defend against future attacks, airports may soon get new tools to help ID hidden explosives.

News

  1. Iowa bomb squad disposes explosive device in car

    Authorities in eastern Iowa say a bomb squad has disposed of an explosive device found in a vehicle driven by a man facing assault and reckless driving charges.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KWQC-TV 6 Davenport

  2. Iowa bomb squad disposes explosive device in car - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

    MARION, Iowa (AP) - Authorities in eastern Iowa say a bomb squad has disposed of an explosive device found in a vehicle driven by a man facing assault and reckless driving charges.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WOI-TV Des Moines

  3. Explosive device found during residence search

    In addition to drug charges, John Edward Walling, 35, of 406 E. Washington St., has also been charged with possession of explosive or incendiary materials after a search of his residence uncovered an item Walling said was a “homemade bomb.” Possession of explosive or incendiary materials is an aggravated misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to two years in prison or a $6,250 fine. Additionally ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Washington Evening Journal

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