explosive-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: a violently combustible chemical substance

Commentary: EXPLOSIVE[+entity][+substance][+chemical][+combustible][+violently]

These dogs are trained to sniff and detect explosives in baggage.
The demolition crew placed explosives strategically throughout the building.
TNT was an explosive that was used a lot during World War II.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a type of linguistic stop articulation with a burst of air

Commentary: EXPLOSIVE[+action][+physical][+articulation][+air_burst][+linguistic] [+entity][+symbolic][+linguistic][+phone][+plosive]

Initial 'p' in English is an explosive stop, unlike 'p' that directly follows a sibilant, such as 's'.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2