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explosion meaning and definition

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Definition of explosion (noun)

  1. a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  2. the act of exploding or bursting
    • "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
    • synonyms: burst
  3. a sudden great increase
    • "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"
  4. the noise caused by an explosion
    • "the explosion was heard a mile away"
  5. the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  6. a sudden outburst
    • "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"
  7. a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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