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explosion

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1 the act or an instance of exploding
  • the explosion of the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima

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2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling
  • the explosion of patriotic feeling that the country experienced after that momentous event

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3 an outburst or display of excited anger
  • the tennis player's expletive-enriched explosions on the court tested the patience of officials

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The first known use of explosion was in 1681

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“Explosion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ex-plosion. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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