n.1.The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp, etc.
2.A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc.
3.A violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath.
A formidable explosion of high-church fanaticism.
- Macaulay.
4.a sudden and substantial increase; a rapid acceleration; as, the population explosion.
Noun1.explosion - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
Synonyms: blowup, detonation
2.Explosionexplosion - the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
Synonyms: burst
3.explosion - a sudden great increase; "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"
4.explosion - the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a mile away"
5.explosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
Synonyms: plosion
6.explosion - a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"
7.explosion - a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball
To see explosions in your dream, signifies a loss and displeasure in business. It may also mean that your repressed emotions and rage have come to the surface in a forceful and violent manner. To dream that your face becomes blackened or mutilated by the explosion, signifies that will be confronted with unjust accusations and may suffer the consequences. To dream that you are enveloped in flames or blown up into the air by an explosion, forewarns that unworthy friends will violate your rights and abuse your confidence. To hear the sound of a loud explosion, but you did not see it, signifies that your troubles will soon be replaced with tranquillity after you have overcome some small obstacle.accelerando, acceleration, access, aggravation, backfire, bark, beefing-up, blaze, blaze of temper, blowing up, blowout, burgeoning, burst, clap, concentration, condensation, consolidation, crack, crash, cyclone, deepening, discharge, disconfirmation, disproof, disproval, disproving, enhancement, eruption, exacerbation, exaggeration, expansion, expose, exposure, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, fulguration, fulmination, fusillade, gale, gunshot, gust, heating-up, heightening, high words, hurricane, increase, information explosion, intensification, invalidation, irruption, magnification, mushrooming, negation, outburst, paddy, paroxysm, pickup, pop, population explosion, redargution, redoubling, reductio ad absurdum, reinforcement, report, sally, salvo, scene, seizure, shot, spasm, speedup, step-up, storm, strengthening, tantrum, tempest, tightening, tornado, upheaval, volley, wax, whirlwind
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