explosive etymology

English word explosive comes from Latin explodo, English -ive

Detailed word origin of explosive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
explodo Latin (lat) I eject (originally drive an actor off a stage by clapping/booing).
-ive English (eng) An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.
explosus Latin (lat)
explosive English (eng) Any explosive substance. (slang) Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.. Having the character of an explosion.. With the capability to, or likely to, explode.

Words with the same origin as explosive

Descendants of explodo
explosion
Descendants of -ive
administrative aggressive competitive investigative manipulative obsessive protective secretive