Definitions for explosion

Definitions for (noun) explosion

Main entry: burst, explosion

Definition: the act of exploding or bursting

Usage: the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children; the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

Main entry: explosion

Definition: a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

Main entry: explosion

Definition: a sudden outburst

Usage: an explosion of laughter; an explosion of rage

Main entry: plosion, explosion

Definition: the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

Main entry: detonation, blowup, explosion

Definition: a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

Main entry: explosion

Definition: the noise caused by an explosion

Usage: the explosion was heard a mile away

Main entry: explosion

Definition: a sudden great increase

Usage: the population explosion; the information explosion

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