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

 

Hyponyms: detonation, fulmination, airburst, blast, backfire, big bang, blowback, fragmentation, inflation

 

Part Meronyms: stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive

 

Derivational Morphology: explode, burst, split, break open, detonate, blow up, set off, burst forth, break loose, irrupt

 

 
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