explosion

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ex·plo·sion

noun \ik-ˈsplō-zhən\

: the sudden, loud, and violent release of energy that happens when something (such as a bomb) breaks apart in a way that sends parts flying outward

: a sudden and very fast increase

: a sudden expression of some strong emotion

Full Definition of EXPLOSION

1
:  the act or an instance of exploding <injured in a laboratory explosion>
2
:  a large-scale, rapid, or spectacular expansion or bursting out or forth <the explosion of suburbia> <an explosion of red hair>
3
:  the release of occluded breath that occurs in one kind of articulation of stop consonants

Examples of EXPLOSION

  1. The filmmakers staged the car's explosion.
  2. The island was rocked by a series of volcanic explosions.
  3. The region has experienced a population explosion.
  4. His comments prompted an explosion of laughter from the crowd.

Origin of EXPLOSION

Latin explosion-, explosio act of driving off by clapping, from explodere
First Known Use: 1667

Rhymes with EXPLOSION

ex·plo·sion

noun \ik-ˈsplō-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXPLOSION

: the act or an instance of exploding

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