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noun
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.
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Also called plastique.

Origin of plastic explosive

First recorded in 1905–10
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plastic explosive

noun
an adhesive jelly-like explosive substance
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