Definitions

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  • adv. In an explosive manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an explosive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an explosive manner; by or with explosion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an explosive manner
  • adv. suddenly and rapidly

Etymologies

explosive +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Drenched in explosively charged imagery, Black Snake Moan is exploitation cinema of the grungiest, nastiest, and thus finest order, delivering a volatile batch of extreme sex, extreme profanity, and — most of all — extreme racial and gender dynamics," writes Nick Schager in Slant.

    GreenCine Daily: Black Snake Moan.

  • The two men were reportedly in possession of detailed reports about weapons shipments into Iraq, including of so-called explosively formed projectiles, which were responsible for the deaths of scores of U.S. soldiers.

    Iran's Syria Strategy: Heavy Meddle

  • Iran has armed, trained and sustained these insurgent groups and thousands of U.S. troops have been killed by so-called explosively formed projectiles, rockets and other weapons exported from Iran.

    We've Won in Iraq, So Let's Leave

  • Other officials say that, significantly, U.S. forces haven't seen signs that Iran is providing the Taliban the so-called explosively formed penetrator devices, which insurgents in Iraq have used to damage American armored vehicles.

    Iran's Growing Regional Ambitions Worry U.S.

  • His voice still friendly, but his expression turning explosively angry, he said, Ask my wife to hold.

    The Shadow of Your Smile

  • Use of the armor-piercing explosives - known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs - has dwindled sharply in recent months, said Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz, head of the Pentagon office created to counter roadside bombs in Iran and Afghanistan.

    What’s the Farsi Word for ‘Sputnik’? - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • But another senior military official said it will include mortars, rockets, small arms, roadside bombs and armor-piercing explosives — known as explosively formed penetrators or EFPs — that troops have discovered in caches in recent months.

    Just a matter of time

  • The number of discoveries of such bombs, called explosively formed penetrators EFPs, has dropped from up to 80 a month to as low as 12.

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008

  • The so-called explosively-formed penetrators, armor - penetrating IEDs, they got a haul of components and explosives.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2008

  • Washington says the weapons called explosively formed penetrators or EFPs have killed hundreds of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Jan 21, 2008

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