highexplosive

high explosive

noun
a class of explosive, as TNT, in which the reaction is so rapid as to be practically instantaneous, used in shells and bombs.

Origin:
1875–80

high-explosive, adjective
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high explosive
 
n
an extremely powerful chemical explosive, such as TNT or gelignite

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