Word For The Day. "Explosion"

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  explosion  ik-sploh-zhuhn ]

Synonyms:  detonation, discharge, eruption, ignition, bang, crash, boom, etc.



Definition of explosion




         1. an act or instance of exploding; a violent expansion or bursting with noise, as of gunpowder or a boiler (opposed to implosion). 

         2. the noise itself:

               The loud explosion woke them. 

         3. a violent outburst, as of laughter or anger.

    4. a sudden, rapid, or great increase: 

         a population explosion.

    5. the burning of the mixture of fuel and air in an internal-combustion engine. 



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