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EXPLOSIVE CHARGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does explosive charge mean? 

EXPLOSIVE CHARGE (noun)
  The noun EXPLOSIVE CHARGE has 1 sense:

1. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

  Familiarity information: EXPLOSIVE CHARGE used as a noun is very rare.


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EXPLOSIVE CHARGE (noun)


Sense 1explosive charge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

burster; bursting charge; explosive charge; charge

Context example:

this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains

Hypernyms ("explosive charge" is a kind of...):

explosive (a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "explosive charge"):

shot (an explosive charge used in blasting)

undercharge (an insufficient charge)

rocket fuel; rocket propellant; rocket propellent (an explosive charge that propels a rocket)


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