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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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Was killed by falling masonry when a shelter in Tower Buildings, Water Street, was hit by a high explosive bomb.
The statement, "At the next pep rally, I will throw a homemade pipe bomb filled with black powder after I light the fuse," would carry more weight than "An upcoming pep rally may be disrupted by our group carrying some high explosives, like gunpowder.
Eight CRPF trainees who unfortunately had some minor injuries following a high explosive blast, which was supposed to be carried out as a training module for them to train in the bomb blast practice.
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.
District Police Officer Bakhar Syed Pervez while addressing the emergent news conference has that the Police on the basis of information report arrested would be a suicide bomber of banned organization Ayub and recovered 5 kilogram explosive material, detonators, fuse, high explosive jackets, illegal Sims and national identity card from his possession from Dera Ismail Khan road.
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.
Army bomb disposal teams were called from Nottingham and discovered that the bomb contained high explosive and was in a dangerous condition.
The high explosive hexogen has now been found in both the Volga-Aviaexpress Tu-134 and the Sibir Airlines Tu-154.
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COALITION naval forces are on high alert against suicide attacks after Iranian gunboats intercepted an Iraqi speedboat packed with half a tonne of high explosive.
In the Barrows Road house officers found large quantities of the same granular powder, which forensic tests revealed to be the high explosive HMTD.
In a desperate moment, Seawolf's captain contemplated detonating the high explosive scuttling charges that would prevent his submarine and its crew from falling into Soviet hands.

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