population explosion/boom

Definition of population explosion/boom

  1. :  a sudden large increase in the number of people or animals in an area

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the whole number of people or inhabitants in a country or region

    :  the total of individuals occupying an area or making up a whole

    :  the act or process of populating

  1. :  the act or an instance of exploding

    :  a large-scale, rapid, or spectacular expansion or bursting out or forth

    :  the release of occluded breath that occurs in one kind of articulation of stop consonants

  1. :  to make a deep hollow sound

    :  to increase in importance, popularity, or esteem

    :  to experience a sudden rapid growth and expansion usually with an increase in prices

  1. :  a booming sound or cry

    :  a rapid expansion or increase: such as

    :  a general movement in support of a candidate for office

  1. :  a long spar used to extend the foot of a sail

    :  a chain or line of connected floating timbers extended across a river, lake, or harbor (as to obstruct passage or catch floating objects)

    :  a temporary floating barrier used to contain an oil spill

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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