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explosion

ex·plo·sion

explosion

 
pronunciation:
ihk splo zhn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of bursting or violent release of energy, or the noise made thereby.
The wall came down with an explosion of dynamite.The explosion was deafening.
 
synonyms:
bang, blast, blowup, boom, burst, detonation, eruption, fulmination
similar words:
discharge, flare-up, outburst, thunder
definition 2: a sudden, forceful, and often emotional outburst.
an explosion of laughter
synonyms:
blowup, eruption, outburst
similar words:
blaze, burst, convulsion, flare-up, gale, outbreak, riot
definition 3: a sudden, sharp increase.
the explosion of knowledgea population explosion
synonyms:
flare-up, outbreak
similar words:
acceleration, burst, convulsion, increase, rush