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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPLOSIVES

And, by the way, I am giving a lesson on explosives at my laboratory to-morrow.

I then asked him who in Vienna knew most about explosives, and he gave me your address.

Explosives were his faith, his hope, his weapon, and his shield.

I should like to say a word with regard to raw material for explosives.

The air was full of dirt and dust thrown up by the explosives.

How, if he had done it, he had contrived to get at the explosives, I could not fathom.

The use of explosives, especially dynamite, has been discussed.

They are removing explosives, explosives to be used in the work at Gatun.

He must catch them with explosives in their hands under the shadow of the dam!

I am to empty out all my explosives, all my ammunition of anger and revenge.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "tending to explode," from Latin explos- (past participle stem of explodere; see explosion) + -ive. As a noun, from 1874. Related: Explosives.

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