What are some opposite words for explosion?

Antonyms for explosion
ɪkˈsploʊ ʒən

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term explosion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, detonation, blowup(noun)

    a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

    detonation, outburst, enlargement, gush, plosion, magnification, blowup, effusion, ebullition, burst

  2. explosion, burst(noun)

    the act of exploding or bursting

    "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

    detonation, fusillade, outburst, fit, plosion, blowup, salvo, volley, flare-up, burst

  3. explosion(noun)

    a sudden great increase

    "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation

  4. explosion(noun)

    the noise caused by an explosion

    "the explosion was heard a mile away"

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation

  5. plosion, explosion(noun)

    the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant

    blowup, burst, detonation, plosion

  6. explosion(noun)

    a sudden outburst

    "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation

  7. explosion(noun)

    a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation


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  6. explosion(noun)

    A sudden outburst.


Editors Contribution

  1. combustion

    a violent release of energy

    the explosion was big

    Submitted by carpentez10 on April 1, 2019  

How to use explosion in a sentence?

  1. Richard Rakotovao:

    We fear a social explosion.

  2. Jen Zoon:

    We do not know that there was an explosion.

  3. Carl E. C. Weekley:

    There was no explosion.Everything was all okay

  4. Ankara Gov. Mehmet Kiliclar:

    The explosion may have been caused by a car bomb.

  5. Karidio Mahamadou:

    Two of our soldiers died after being hit by the explosion.

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