Explosion meaning

ĭk-splōzhən
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A noisy outburst; loud breaking forth.

An explosion of wrath.

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The definition of an explosion is a loud outburst or blast, or a sudden increase.

An example of an explosion is a champagne cork quickly popping out.

An example of an explosion is a bomb going off.

An example of an explosion is the social media explosion.

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A sudden, often vehement outburst.

An explosion of rage.

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A sudden, great increase.

A population explosion; the explosion of illegal drug use.

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An exploding; esp., a blowing up, or bursting with a loud noise; detonation.
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A sudden, rapid, and widespread increase.

A population explosion.

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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.
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The noise made by exploding.
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Origin of explosion

  • Latin explōsiō explōsiōn- a driving off from explōsus past participle of explōdere to drive out by clapping explode

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition