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  Words related to explosion

Related / Similar Words: burst, plosion, detonation, blowup

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball;
  • a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage";
  • the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant;
  • a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction;
  • the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a mile away";
  • a sudden great increase; "the population explosion"; "the information explosion";

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    Hyponyms: detonation, fulmination, airburst, blast, backfire, big bang, blowback, fragmentation, inflation

     

    Part Meronyms: stop consonant, stop, occlusive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, plosive

     

    Derivational Morphology: explode, burst, split, break open, detonate, blow up, set off, burst forth, break loose, irrupt

     

     
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