A violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.
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
Dutch: detonatie, explosie, ontploffing
Polish: detonacja, eksplozja, wybuch
The act of exploding or bursting:
— The explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children.
A sudden great increase.
The noise caused by an explosion.
The terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant.
A sudden outburst.
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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