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ex·plo·sion / ikˈsplōzhən/ • n. a violent and destructive shattering or blowing apart of something, as is caused by a bomb. ∎  a sudden outburst of something such as noise, light, or violent emotion, esp. anger: an explosion of anger. ∎  a sudden political or social upheaval. ∎  a rapid or sudden increase in amount or extent: an explosion in the adder population. ∎ Phonet. another term for plosion.

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Explosion

Explosion

a violent outburst; a loud noise.

Examples: explosion of anger; of fire and smoke, 1796; of merriment, 1844; of passion, 1827; of voices, 1804; of wrath.

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