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Synonyms of explosion

Noun


1. explosion, detonation, blowup, discharge

usage: a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

2. explosion, burst, change of integrity

usage: the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

3. explosion, increase

usage: a sudden great increase; "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"

4. explosion, noise

usage: the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a mile away"

5. plosion, explosion, release, tone ending

usage: the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

6. explosion, effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition

usage: a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"

7. explosion, golf stroke, golf shot, swing

usage: a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

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