What does Explosion mean?

Definitions for Explosion
ɪkˈsploʊ ʒənEx·plo·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, detonation, blowup(noun)

    a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

  2. explosion, burst(noun)

    the act of exploding or bursting

    "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

  3. explosion(noun)

    a sudden great increase

    "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"

  4. explosion(noun)

    the noise caused by an explosion

    "the explosion was heard a mile away"

  5. plosion, explosion(noun)

    the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

  6. explosion(noun)

    a sudden outburst

    "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"

  7. explosion(noun)

    a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball


  1. Explosion(n.)

    a sudden and substantial increase; a rapid acceleration; as, the population explosion.

  2. Origin: [L. explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See Explode.]


  1. explosion(Noun)

    A violent release of energy (sometimes mechanical, nuclear, or chemical.)

  2. explosion(Noun)

    A bursting due to pressure.

  3. explosion(Noun)

    The sound of an explosion.

  4. explosion(Noun)

    A sudden uncontrolled increase.

  5. explosion(Noun)

    A sudden outburst.

  6. Origin: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explosion(noun)

    the act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp,etc

  2. Explosion(noun)

    a bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc

  3. Explosion(noun)

    a violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath

  4. Origin: [L. explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See Explode.]


  1. Explosion

    An explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases. Supersonic explosions created by high explosives are known as detonations and travel via supersonic shock waves. Subsonic explosions are created by low explosives through a slower burning process known as deflagration.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. explosion

    The sudden enlargement of the volume of a body by its conversion into gas or vapor. (See Explosives.) The explosion of powder may be divided into three distinct parts, viz.: ignition, inflammation, and combustion, all of which see under their proper headings.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Explosion' in Nouns Frequency: #1731

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How to say Explosion in sign language?

  1. explosion


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Explosion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Explosion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Explosion in a Sentence

  1. Richard Rakotovao:

    We fear a social explosion.

  2. Jen Zoon:

    We do not know that there was an explosion.

  3. Nicolas Estevez:

    I saw the explosion and the smoke coming out.

  4. Carl E. C. Weekley:

    There was no explosion.Everything was all okay

  5. Ankara Gov. Mehmet Kiliclar:

    The explosion may have been caused by a car bomb.

Images & Illustrations of Explosion

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