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explosion

explosion as in a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

    Synonyms

    • detonationa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction ; the act of detonating an explosive
    • blowupa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction ; an unrestrained expression of emotion ; a photographic print that has been enlarged
    explosion as in the act of exploding or bursting
    • "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"
    • "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

    Synonyms

    • burstthe act of exploding or bursting; rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); a sudden intense happening; come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; burst outward, usually with noise; move suddenly, energetically, or violently; be in a state of movement or action; emerge suddenly; cause to burst; break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
    explosion as in a sudden great increase
    • "the population explosion"
    • "the information explosion"
    explosion as in the noise caused by an explosion
    • "the explosion was heard a mile away"
    explosion as in the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

      Synonyms

      • plosionthe terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
      explosion as in a sudden outburst
      • "an explosion of laughter"
      • "an explosion of rage"
      explosion as in a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball