Definition of explosion
- injured in a laboratory explosion
- the explosion of suburbia
- an explosion of red hair
The filmmakers staged the car's explosion.
The island was rocked by a series of volcanic explosions.
The region has experienced a population explosion.
His comments prompted an explosion of laughter from the crowd.
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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