explosion

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  • A release of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy in a sudden and often violent manner with the generation of high temperature and usually with the release of gases.
  • A violent bursting as a result of internal pressure.
  • The loud, sharp sound made as a result of either of these actions.
  • A sudden, often vehement outburst.
  • A sudden, great increase.
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  • The act of exploding; a sudden expansion of a substance, as gunpowder or an elastic fluid, with force and, usually, a loud report; a sudden and loud discharge: as, the <em>explosion</em> of powder; an <em>explosion</em> of fire-damp.
  • A sudden bursting, or breaking up or in pieces, from an internal or other force; a blowing up or tearing apart: as, the <em>explosion</em> of a steam-boiler.
  • A bursting into sudden activity; a violent outburst, as of natural forces or of human emotion, expression, or action.
  • The discharge of a nerve-cell; the emission of nervous energy from a cell or from a group of cells.
  • The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas
  • A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure
  • A violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc..
  • a sudden and substantial increase; a rapid acceleration.
  • A <xref>violent</xref> release of <xref>energy</xref> (sometimes <xref>mechanical</xref>, <xref>nuclear</xref>, or <xref>chemical</xref>.)
  • A <xref>bursting</xref> due to <xref>pressure</xref>.
  • The <xref>sound</xref> of an explosion.
  • A sudden uncontrolled <xref>increase</xref>.
  • A sudden <xref>outburst</xref>.
  • the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  • the act of exploding or bursting
  • a sudden great increase
  • a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  • a sudden outburst
  • a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
  • the noise caused by an explosion
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