HyperDic: explosion

English > 7 senses of the word explosion:
NOUNeventexplosion, detonation, blowupa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
actexplosion, burstthe act of exploding / exploding or bursting
eventexplosiona sudden great increase / increase / increase
eventexplosionthe noise caused by an explosion
communicationexplosion, plosionthe terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
communicationexplosiona sudden outburst
actexplosiona golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
explosion > pronunciation
Soundsihksplow'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > explosion: 7 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.
Synonymsdetonation, blowup
NarrowerairburstAn explosion in the atmosphere
backfireA loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine
big bang(cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
blastAn explosion (as of dynamite)
blowback, backfireThe backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
fragmentationThe scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
inflation(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
BroaderdischargeThe sudden giving off of energy
Spanishdetonación, explosion, explosión
Catalandetonació, explosió
Verbsexplodecause to burst with a violent release of energy
English > explosion: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of exploding / exploding or bursting.
Example"the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"
Synonymburst
NarrowerdetonationThe act of detonating an explosive
fulminationThe act of exploding with noise and violence
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanisherupción, estallo, explosión, ráfaga
Catalanerupció, esclat, explosió
Verbsexplodeburst outward, usually with noise
explodecause to burst with a violent release of energy
English > explosion: 7 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA sudden great increase / increase / increase.
Examples
  • "the population explosion"
  • "the information explosion"
BroaderincreaseA change resulting in an increase / increase
Verbsexplodeincrease / increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
English > explosion: 7 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningThe noise caused by an explosion.
Example"the explosion was heard a mile away"
Broadernoisesound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
English > explosion: 7 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant.
Synonymplosion
Part ofstop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosiveA consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
Broaderrelease, tone ending(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
Catalanplosió
Verbsexplodecause to burst as a result of air pressure
English > explosion: 7 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA sudden outburst.
Examples
  • "an explosion of laughter"
  • "an explosion of rage"
Broadereffusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullitionAn unrestrained / unrestrained expression / expression of emotion
Spanishacceso, arranque, explosión
Verbsexplodebe unleashed
English > explosion: 7 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningA golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball.
Broadergolf stroke, golf shot, swingThe act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

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