1 capable of exploding
ADV. highly a highly explosive mixture of gases
2 causing strong feelings
VERBS be | become
ADV. highly Race is a highly explosive issue. | potentially The political situation is potentially explosive.
ADJ. high a bomb containing 200 lb of high explosive | commercial, home-made | chemical, conventional, plastic, semtex
VERB + EXPLOSIVE make, manufacture | plant They planted explosives in the tunnel. | detonate, set off
EXPLOSIVE + NOUN explosives expert