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Meaning of EXPLOSION

Pronunciation:  ik'splowzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
  2. [n]  the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  3. [n]  a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

EXPLOSION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: burst, detonation, plosion
 See Also: backfire, big bang, blast, blowback, change of integrity, detonation, discharge, fragmentation, fulmination, inflation, occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, release, stop, stop consonant, tone ending



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*plo"sion\, n. [L. explosio a driving off by
clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See {Explode}.]
1. 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.

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

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

         A formidable explosion of high-church fanaticism.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing explosions in your dream means a loss and displeasure in business. It may also mean that your repressed emotions and rage have come to the surface in a forceful and violent manner. Dreaming that your face becomes blackened or mutilated by the explosion means that will be confronted with unjust accusations and may suffer the consequences. Dreaming that you are enveloped in flames or blown up into the air by an explosion, forewarns that unworthy friends will violate your rights and abuse your confidence. Hearing the sound of a loud explosion, but you did not see it means that your troubles will soon be replaced with tranquility after you have overcome some small obstacle.
Thesaurus Terms
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