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ɪkˈsploʊ ʒənex·plo·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, detonation, blowupnoun

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

  2. explosion, burstnoun

    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. explosionnoun

    a sudden great increase

    "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"

  4. explosionnoun

    the noise caused by an explosion

    "the explosion was heard a mile away"

  5. plosion, explosionnoun

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

  6. explosionnoun

    a sudden outburst

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

  7. explosionnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Explosionnoun

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. explosionnoun

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

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  2. explosionnoun

    A bursting due to pressure.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  3. explosionnoun

    The sound of an explosion.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  4. explosionnoun

    A sudden uncontrolled increase.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

  5. explosionnoun

    A sudden outburst.

    Etymology: From explosionis, genitive form of explosio, from explodo, from ex- and plodo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Explosionnoun

    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

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

  2. Explosionnoun

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

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

  3. Explosionnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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

  1. EXPLOSION

    A good chance to begin at the bottom and work up.

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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Numerology

  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. Guy Reschenthaler:

    He has been wrong, intentionally deceptive, and inconsistent throughout this entire pandemic. A few examples of Fauci’s failures include : claiming there was very little risk to Americans in January of 2020, opposing President Trump’s China travel ban then crediting it with saving lives, and wrongly predicting an explosion of cases in Texas after Gov. Abbott lifted the state mask mandates, it is long past time for Dr. Fauci to stop talking to the American public. Fauci should resign or be fired immediately.

  2. Kevin Daly:

    I was a mile away from Indian Point when the transformer explosion occurred. Yikes...

  3. Paul Roos:

    We ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting, he turned around and started coming towards us. He was holding his gun inside his jacket. He looked around anxiously to see if anyone was going to stop him and then went down the escalator ... We heard some more gunfire and then another explosion, and then it was over.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    A good will with an evil will equals an explosion.

  5. Jim Eckles:

    Every neutron splits an atom, two neutrons come out they each split atoms, they split four more and it's a chain reaction, and it cascades and it all happens in a billionth of a second. Boom, you've got a nuclear explosion.

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