Noun: explosion ik'splow-zhun
- A violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
- detonation, blowup
- The act of exploding or bursting
"the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children";
- A sudden great increase
"the population explosion"; "the information explosion"
- The noise caused by an explosion
"the explosion was heard a mile away"
- The terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
- A sudden outburst
"an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"
- A golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
Derived forms: explosions
Type of: blowup, change of integrity, discharge, ebullition, effusion, golf shot, golf stroke, gush, increase, noise, outburst, release, swing, tone ending
Part of: occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop, stop consonant