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ex·plo·sion

 (ĭk-splō′zhən)
n.
1.
a. A release of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy in a sudden and often violent manner with the generation of high temperature and usually with the release of gases.
b. A violent bursting as a result of internal pressure.
c. The loud, sharp sound made as a result of either of these actions.
2. A sudden, often vehement outburst: an explosion of rage.
3. A sudden, great increase: a population explosion; the explosion of illegal drug use.
4. Linguistics See plosion.

[Latin explōsiō, explōsiōn-, a driving off, from explōsus, past participle of explōdere, to drive out by clapping; see explode.]

explosion

(ɪkˈspləʊʒən)
n
1. the act or an instance of exploding
2. (Chemistry) a violent release of energy resulting from a rapid chemical or nuclear reaction, esp one that produces a shock wave, loud noise, heat, and light. Compare implosion1
3. a sudden or violent outburst of activity, noise, emotion, etc
4. a rapid increase, esp in a population
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics another word for plosion
[C17: from Latin explōsiō, from explōdere to explode]

ex•plo•sion

(ɪkˈsploʊ ʒən)

n.
1. an act or instance of exploding; a violent expansion or bursting with noise (opposed to implosion).
2. the noise of an explosion.
3. a sudden, rapid, or great increase: a population explosion.
[1615–25; < Latin explōsiō the act of driving (performers) off a stage =explōd(ere) see explode) + -tiō -tion]

ex·plo·sion

(ĭk-splō′zhən)
1. A violent blowing apart or bursting caused by energy released from a very fast chemical reaction, a nuclear reaction, or the escape of gases under pressure.
2. A sudden great increase: a population explosion.

Explosion

 a violent outburst; a loud noise.
Examples: explosion of anger; of fire and smoke, 1796; of merriment, 1844; of passion, 1827; of voices, 1804; of wrath.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.explosion - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reactionexplosion - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
discharge - the sudden giving off of energy
airburst - an explosion in the atmosphere
blast - an explosion (as of dynamite)
backfire - a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
big bang - (cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
backfire, blowback - the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
fragmentation - the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
inflation - (cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
2.explosion - the act of exploding or burstingexplosion - the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
detonation - the act of detonating an explosive
fulmination - the act of exploding with noise and violence; "his fulminations frightened the horses"
3.explosion - a sudden great increase; "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"
increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
4.explosion - the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a mile away"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
5.explosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonantexplosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
tone ending, release - (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
6.explosion - a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"
ebullition, effusion, outburst, blowup, gush - an unrestrained expression of emotion
7.explosion - a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ballexplosion - a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

explosion

noun
1. blast, crack, burst, bang, discharge, report, blowing up, outburst, clap, detonation Three people were killed in a bomb explosion in London today.
3. outburst, fit, storm, attack, surge, flare-up, eruption, paroxysm His reaction was an explosion of anger.
4. outbreak, flare-up, eruption, upsurge an explosion of violence in the country's capital

explosion

noun
1. A violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves:
2. The act of emerging violently from limits or restraints:
3. A sudden sharp, explosive noise:
4. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion:
Translations
إزْدياد ، زيادَه فُجائِيَّهإنْفِجارإنْفِجار، تَفْجيراِنْفِجار
explozevýbuch
eksplosionsprængningudbrudanfald
räjähdys
eksplozija
árrobbanásfelrobbanáskitörésrobbanás
kastskyndileg útòensla, aukning, sprengingsprengingsprenging; sprengjudrunur
爆発
폭발
prudký vzostup
eksplozija
explosion
การระเบิด
patlamaşiddetli öfkeanî artışanî birinfilâk
vụ nổ

explosion

[ɪksˈpləʊʒən] N
1. (gen) → explosión f; (= noise) → explosión f, estallido m
2. (fig) (= outburst) [of anger] → arranque m, arrebato m; [of laughter] → estallido m; [of feeling, emotion] → arrebato m
there has been an explosion of interest in her booksel interés por sus libros ha experimentado un auge repentino
population explosionexplosión f demográfica
price explosionaumento m general de precios

explosion

[ɪkˈspləʊʒən] n
[bomb] → explosion f
(= increase) [population, number] → explosion f
(= outburst) [feeling] → explosion f
an explosion of rage → une explosion de rage
an explosion of laughter → une explosion de rires

explosion

n
Explosion f; (= noise)Knall m, → Explosion f
(fig, of anger) → Wutausbruch m
(fig, in prices, figures etc) → Explosion f

explosion

[ɪksˈpləʊʒn] n (also) (fig) → esplosione f

explode

(ikˈspləud) verb
1. to (cause to) blow up with a loud noise. The bomb exploded; The police exploded the bomb where it could cause no damage.
2. suddenly to show strong feeling. The teacher exploded with anger; The children exploded into laughter.
3. to prove (a theory etc) wrong.
exˈplosion (-ʒən) noun
1. a blowing up, or the noise caused by this. a gas explosion; The explosion could be heard a long way off.
2. the action of exploding. the explosion of the atom bomb.
3. a sudden showing of strong feelings etc. an explosion of laughter.
4. a sudden great increase. an explosion in food prices.
exˈplosive (-siv) adjective
likely to explode. Hydrogen is a dangerously explosive gas.
noun
(a) material that is likely to explode. gelignite and other explosives.

explosion

اِنْفِجار exploze eksplosion Explosion έκρηξη explosión räjähdys explosion eksplozija esplosione 爆発 폭발 explosie eksplosjon eksplozja explosão взрыв explosion การระเบิด patlama vụ nổ 爆炸
References in classic literature ?
Suddenly, without warning, the cabin roof shot up into the air, a cloud of dense smoke puffed far above the Kincaid, there was a terrific explosion which shook the vessel from stem to stern.
From my place in the gallery I saw nothing except the flash of the explosion.
In the midst of them was a terrific explosion, seemingly from deep in the earth.
Furious vortices of sulphur and nitre, devouring shoals of fire which caught every object, the terrible thunder of the explosion, this is what the second which followed disclosed in that cavern of horrors.
In sheer excitement he swore cheerfully--invoking thunder and lightning, explosion and blood, in return for the compliments profusely paid to him by the pedestrian and the pedestrian's son.
Jennings will be so very kind, I should like to be warned of the explosion this time.
Then he stepped from the stand, leaving a startled and impressive hush behind him instead of the customary explosion of cheers and party cries.
In the midst of their eagerness and exultation, the ship blew up with a tremendous explosion.
I saw the depleted gun-crew on the submarine fire their piece and I felt the shock of impact and heard the loud explosion as the shell struck and exploded in our bows.
It was not a heavy explosion, and nobody was hurt, though the wing itself was ruined.
You couldn't hire one of them to go back during the century, if the explosion was still impending.
You know that these have to be manufactured by artificial light, as exposure to sunlight always results in an explosion.