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high explosive

an extremely powerful chemical explosive, such as TNT or gelignite

high explosive

[′hī ik′splō·siv]
(materials)
An explosive with a nitroglycerin base requiring a detonator; the explosion is violent and practically instantaneous.

high explosive

A material that detonates almost instantaneously.
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Lieutenant Dan Herridge, the Officer Commanding SDU2, said after the successful operation, "Due to the amount of high explosive in the mine, which posed a significant risk to public safety, it was necessary for the mine to be lifted and taken to a safe location to be dealt with."--Courtesy MoD
Was killed by falling masonry when a shelter in Tower Buildings, Water Street, was hit by a high explosive bomb.
A doctor gave a man who allegedly plotted with him to carry out a terrorist bombing a recipe for making high explosives, Birmingham Crown Court was told yesterday.
The bomb was in an abandoned package filled with up to a pound of high explosives left beside a wall of the Postal Sorting Office in Hendon, north London.
The collection included thousands of rounds of 105mm, 81mm and 76mm white phosphorus mortars; tear gas; flares; smoke grenades; fragmentation grenades; and 90mm high explosive antitank rockets.
ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The administration of Sihala Police training college including commandant Nasir Khan Durrani are not being allowed to visit area in their institute by US security officials where they have dumped high explosive material without getting permission from authorities concerned.
"The MGS can fire four types of 105mm tactical ammunition: high explosive/high explosive plastic (HE/HEP), high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) and kinetic energy (KE) ammunition," said Staff Sgt.
* 40mm high explosive dual purpose (HEDP) improvement--Germany, Norway,
A BRITISH defence company denied yesterday it had ever made any type of high explosive weapon or sold any of its products to Iraq.
ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2009 (Frontier Star): The administration of Sihala Police training college including commandant Nasir Khan Durrani are not being allowed to visit area in their institute by US security officials where they have dumped high explosive material without getting permission from authorities concerned.
The youngster found the high explosive grenade wedged in the garden wall.
A statement by the Ministry of Defense today said that the leadership of the fifth infantry mechanism Division found a workshop for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices and car bombs in Aliya area near al-Sodour area in Diyala province within sector of the Tigris operations, contains a large number of improvised explosive devices and explosive belts and high explosive chemicals used for the manufacture of (C4) material.

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