Material that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous, release of gas, heat, and pressure, accompanied by loud noise when subjected to a certain amount of shock, pressure, or temperature.

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  • The explosive used to destroy the mountain-side, caused an avalanche that brought about the extinction of a certain type of rare plant-life.

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  • You must make sure that you are highly trained any time that you will be dealing with an explosive material.

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  • An explosive charge usually must be set-off by means of detonation which would include detonating a blasting cap attached to or inserted in the explosive charge.

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