Explosive vs Megatonnage - What's the difference?

explosive | megatonnage |


As nouns the difference between explosive and megatonnage

is that explosive is substance while megatonnage is the destructive power of an explosive, measured in megatons.

As an adjective explosive

is with the capability to, or likely to, explode.

explosive

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • substance.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • With the capability to, or likely to, explode.
  • Having the character of an explosion.
  • explosive fire
  • (slang) Easily driven to anger, usually with reference to a person.
  • He has an explosive personality.

    megatonnage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The destructive power of an explosive, measured in megatons.
  • * {{quote-news, year=1988, date=September 9, author=Harold Henderson, title=The City File, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage="We have grown accustomed to a deadly paradox: the world's greatest megatonnage of TNT is buried in the heart of the earth's most productive agricultural area. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=October 26, author=Dennis Hevesi, title=Randall Forsberg, 64, Nuclear Freeze Advocate, Dies, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=That simple idea gained increasing public support in the late 1970s and early 80s as an alternative to the complexities of the arms race, with its continuing posturing and intermittent negotiations about megatonnage , throw weight and inspections. }}