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high explosive

noun
1.
a class of explosive, as TNT, in which the reaction is so rapid as to be practically instantaneous, used in shells and bombs.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
Related forms
high-explosive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for highexplosive

high explosive

noun
1.
an extremely powerful chemical explosive, such as TNT or gelignite
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