Meaning of explosion
Pronunciation: (ik-splō'zhun), [key]
- an act or instance of exploding; a violent expansion or bursting with noise, as of gunpowder or a boiler (opposed to implosion).
- the noise itself: The loud explosion woke them.
- a violent outburst, as of laughter or anger.
- a sudden, rapid, or great increase: a population explosion.
- the burning of the mixture of fuel and air in an internal-combustion engine.
- explosion (Thesaurus)