explosive
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explosive(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (that may explode)
a. explosivo
Hydrogen is highly explosive, especially in high concentrations.El hidrógeno es explosivo en extremo, sobre todo a altas concentraciones.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(controversial)
a. explosivo
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The idea of charging for some educational services was politically explosive.La idea de hacer pagar por ciertos servicios educativos era explosiva desde el punto de vista político.
b. candente
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Immigration became an explosive issue during the election campaign.La inmigración se convirtió en un tema candente durante la campaña electoral.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(dramatic)
a. explosivo
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The explosive growth of video games was not good news for retailers of traditional toys.El explosivo crecimiento de los videojuegos no fue una buena cosa para los vendedores de juguetes tradicionales.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(volatile)
a. explosivo
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
He must learn to control that explosive temper of his.Tiene que aprender a controlar ese temperamento explosivo que tiene.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (substance that can be made to explode)
a. el explosivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The explosive used in the attack was home-made.El explosivo utilizado en el ataque era de fabricación casera.
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explosive
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el explosivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (general)
a. explosivo(a)
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
an explosive combinationuna mezcla explosiva
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explosive [ɪksˈpləʊzɪv]
adjective
1 [+gas, mixture, force] explosivo
an explosive device un artefacto explosivo
2 [+combination, growth] explosivo; [+situation, issue] explosivo; candente
he has an explosive temper tiene un temperamento explosivo
he's inherited his father's explosive temper the explosive growth in world population
noun
explosivo (m)
modifier
explosives expert (n) artificieroaartificiera (m) (f);a artificiera
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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