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Meaning & Definition of Explosion in English

English

Explosion

/ɪksploʊʒən/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • explosion
  • ,
  • detonation
  • ,
  • blowup

2. The act of exploding or bursting

  • "The explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"
  • "The burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
    synonym:
  • explosion
  • ,
  • burst

3. A sudden great increase

  • "The population explosion"
  • "The information explosion"
    synonym:
  • explosion

4. The noise caused by an explosion

  • "The explosion was heard a mile away"
    synonym:
  • explosion

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

    synonym:
  • plosion
  • ,
  • explosion

6. A sudden outburst

  • "An explosion of laughter"
  • "An explosion of rage"
    synonym:
  • explosion

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

    synonym:
  • explosion

Examples of using

An explosion blew the house apart.
The explosion was cause by a car accident.
Stars emit gamma rays at the time of their explosion.