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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
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Laurence walked on, while Laurie went through a series of comic evolutions behind their backs, which nearly produced an explosion of laughter from Jo.
We were standing outside talking, when they all came running up the steps together, big and little, tow heads and gold heads and brown, and flashing little naked legs; a veritable explosion of life out of the dark cave into the sunlight.
Every light in the hall was ablaze; every lamp turned as high as it could be without smoking the chimney or threatening explosion.
Among the savages a frightful stillness succeeded the explosion, which had just been heard bursting from the bowels of the rock.
It came as if self-impelled, driving all before it, a perpetual explosion.
I wonder that about this time, or say between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, too late for the morning papers and too early for the evening ones, there is not a general explosion heard up and down the street, scattering a legion of antiquated and house-bred notions and whims to the four winds for an airing-and so the evil cure itself.
The man's white face lit up, and the woman flung herself at me in a most surprising explosion of joy, and cried out:
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of intensely red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of the rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame.
and she flung out of the house with a new explosion of crying.
The morning had been a quiet morning enough--all except the brief scene with the lunatic: the transaction in the church had not been noisy; there was no explosion of passion, no loud altercation, no dispute, no defiance or challenge, no tears, no sobs: a few words had been spoken, a calmly pronounced objection to the marriage made; some stern, short questions put by Mr.
I thought I prevented another explosion by my compliance; and I thought, too, it might create a favourable crisis in Catherine's mental illness: and then I remembered Mr.
Frank's faint remonstrances were rejected without a hearing; the days and hours of rehearsal were carefully noted down on the covers of the parts; and the Marrables took their leave, with a perfect explosion of thanks -- father, mother, and daughter sowing their expressions of gratitude broadcast, from the drawing-room door to the garden-gates.