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Synonyms for explosion
ɪkˈsploʊ ʒənex·plo·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, detonation, blowupnoun

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

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

  2. explosion, burstnoun

    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. explosionnoun

    a sudden great increase

    "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation

  4. explosionnoun

    the noise caused by an explosion

    "the explosion was heard a mile away"

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation

  5. plosion, explosionnoun

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

    blowup, burst, detonation, plosion

  6. explosionnoun

    a sudden outburst

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

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation

  7. explosionnoun

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

    plosion, blowup, burst, detonation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. explosionnoun

    burst, bursting, detonation, blast, clap, pop, crack, sudden discharge

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. explosionnoun

    detonation, detonization, bursting, outburst

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  1. David Fletcher:

    The real concern is not a catastrophic explosion as happened at Chernobyl but damage to the cooling system which is required even when the reactor is shut down, it was this type of damage that led to the Fukushima accident.

  2. Paul Roos:

    We ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting, he turned around and started coming towards us. He was holding his gun inside his jacket. He looked around anxiously to see if anyone was going to stop him and then went down the escalator ... We heard some more gunfire and then another explosion, and then it was over.

  3. Suh Kune-yull:

    Blowing up isn't the most ideal way, it might be less dramatic than an explosion, but filling the tunnel up with concrete, or sand or gravel would be best.

  4. Timothy Garland:

    Every explosion I heard, I was thinking, OK, that's a number of people that have just lost their lives.

  5. Dar Crammond:

    We've had two burglaries at our offices. We've had at least two sets of camps at our office and at our secure parking facility. When at last they were cleared out, dozens returned and resettled, last year, a propane heater explosion on our sidewalk blew out windows in the office. A person was seen shooting into traffic on I-205.

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