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Definitions of explosion:
  • noun:   the act of exploding or bursting something
    Example: "The explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"
  • noun:   a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
  • noun:   a sudden outburst
    Example: "An explosion of laughter"
  • noun:   a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  • noun:   the noise caused by an explosion
    Example: "The explosion was heard a mile away"
  • noun:   a sudden great increase
    Example: "The population explosion"
  • noun:   the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

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