Violent; said of persons or events
It is decomposed by water with explosive violence.
Explosive alloys have been formed by H.
Torpedoing The explosive employed is generally nitroglycerin, Wells.
The use of mercuric fulminate as a detonator dates from about 1814, when the explosive cap was invented.
NITROGLYCERIN, C3H5(N03)3 or CH 2 NO 3 Chno 3 CH2N03 glyceryl trinitrate, an explosive first obtained in 1846 by Ascanio Sobrero (Mem.