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explosion

noun

1 explosion

A violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.

synonyms: blowup, detonation.

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Roget 406: snap etc. v.; rapping etc. v.; decrepitation, crepitation; report, thud; burst, explosion, blast, boom, ... show more

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

Roget 146: revolution, bouleversement, subversion, break up; destruction etc. 162; sudden change, radical change, sweeping organic change; change of state, phase change; quantum leap, quantum jump; ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Dutch: detonatie, explosie, ontploffing
Polish: detonacja, eksplozja, wybuch



2 explosion

The act of exploding or bursting:
— The explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children.

synonym: burst.

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Dutch: eruptie
Polish: wybuchnińôcie

3 explosion

A sudden great increase.

4 explosion

The noise caused by an explosion.

Polish: detonacja

5 explosion

The terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant.

synonym: plosion.

Polish: plozja

6 explosion

A sudden outburst.

7 explosion

A golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball.


Moby thesaurus: accelerando, acceleration, access, aggravation, backfire, bang, bark, beefing-up, blast, blaze, blaze of temper, blowing up, blowout, blowup, boom, burgeoning, burst, clap, concentration, condensation ... show more.

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