- a puttylike substance that contains an explosive charge, and is detonated by fuse or by remote control: used especially by terrorists and in guerrilla warfare.
Origin of plastic explosive
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called plastique.
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- an adhesive jelly-like explosive substance
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