explosively explosively  /ˌɛks ˈploʊ sɪv li/


  1. (adv) suddenly and rapidly
  2. (adv) in an explosive manner


  1. The issue that is currently, explosively on the table and will increasingly dominate regional and international agendas is the Iranian nuclear program.
  2. Aided by widespread publicity, including the movie Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice and Jane Howard's bestseller, Please Touch, the movement is spreading explosively.
  3. Reviewers who are normally stone-faced emerged with busted guts and granite smiles from laughing so helplessly, so explosively, at this incendiary sort-of-documentary comedy.


  • Astronaut view of Colorado fires

    ( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) Thick smoke billows across the landscape in these digital photographs of the western United States. Both photographs were taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station on June 19, 2013. The images show a plume wafting from the West Fork Complex fire, which was burning explosively in southwestern Colorado near Pagosa Springs.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. Gates, who is attending his first NATO defense ministers meeting, said Iran is "very much involved in providing either the technology or the weapons themselves for these explosively formed projectiles. Now they don't represent a big percentage of...
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

  2. "We know that the explosively formed projectiles are manufactured in Iran," Pace told the Voice of America during a visit to Australia. "What I would not say is that the Iranian government, per se, knows about this."
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: Washington Post

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