Part of speech:
Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous
Having the nature of a convulsion
Of or relating to an atom or atoms.
Quickly or easily aroused to strong emotion; excitable.
Easily aroused; excitable; fiery
Changing easily from liquid to vapor at normal temperatures and pressures. Essential oils used in perfumes are highly volatile.
Subject to, characterized by, or affected by storms; tempestuous.
Easily set on fire; flammable
Sensitive to touch; easily irritated, as a part of the body
Relating to an atom or chemical element that is likely to share electrons; reactive.
Violent; said of persons or events
Full of or involving peril; dangerous or risky.
Having a fiery temper; easily made angry
(Linguistics) Enunciated with taut muscles, as the sound (ē) in keen.
Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
Extremely important or essential:
A tunnel dug under an enemy emplacement to destroy it by explosives, cause it to collapse, or gain access to it for an attack.
Any of various explosive powders used to propel projectiles from guns, especially a black mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur.
Nuclear, biological, chemical, or explosive materials, such as rockets or grenades, that are used as weapons.
An explosive, such as TNT, that combusts nearly instantaneously, thereby producing a violent, shattering effect.
A fuse, percussion cap, etc. for setting off explosives
A person or thing that propels
(Chiefly British Slang) A large amount of money.
An object or weapon that is fired, thrown, dropped, or otherwise projected at a target; a projectile.
A glass container to be thrown so that it will break and disperse the chemicals inside: used for putting out fires, spreading tear gas, etc.
A metal or cardboard case containing the charge and primer for a piece of firearms ammunition, especially one also containing shot and fired from a shotgun.
A crude grenade consisting of a bottle filled with gasoline, etc. and wrapped in a saturated rag or plugged with a wick: it is ignited and hurled
Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly.
A highly explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate and trinitrotoluene.
A round, red, powerful firecracker
(Informal) Anything potentially dangerous
(Geol.) A rock thrown out by volcanic eruption
A noisy quarrel or display of anger
A glassy substance, usually tube-shaped, formed by fusion when sand, rock, etc. are struck by lightning
An explosive salt of fulminic acid, containing the monovalent negative radical CNO and used in detonators and percussion caps
A safety device that protects an electric circuit from becoming overloaded. Fuses contain a length of thin wire (usually of a metal alloy) that melts and breaks the circuit if too much current flows through it. They were traditionally used to protect electronic equipment and prevent fires, but have largely been replaced by circuit breakers.
A powerful explosive containing picric acid, used in shells
The passengers, crew, instruments, or equipment carried by an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket.
A specific kind of powder
A vitreous brownish-yellow to black radioactive mineral, essentially ThSiO4 , an ore of thorium.
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