Definition of Explosion. Meaning of Explosion. Synonyms of Explosion

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Definition of Explosion

Explosion
Explosion Ex*plo"sion, n. [L. explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. F. explosion explosion. See Explode.] 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.

Meaning of Explosion from wikipedia

- An explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release...
- The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, which happened on the morning of 6 December 1917. The Norwegian vessel...
- The Explosion is an American punk rock band from Boston, M****achusetts. On February 13, 2007, the band announced that they had left Virgin Records, and...
- The Cambrian explosion or Cambrian radiation was an event approximately 541 million years ago in the Cambrian period when most major animal phyla appeared...
- On November 10, 2012, an explosion in the Richmond Hill subdivision in Indianapolis, Indiana, killed two people and caused more than $4 million in property...
- Play media Play media A nuclear explosion is an explosion that occurs as a result of the rapid release of energy from a high-speed nuclear reaction. The...
- personnel on board. Nearby ships registered the initial explosion and a second, much larger, explosion which registered 4.2 on the Richter scale on seismographs...
- that the second explosion was another steam explosion. According to this version, the first explosion was a more minor steam explosion in the circulating...
- The Wanggongchang Explosion occurred on 30 May 1626 in Beijing, China. It likely killed around 20,000 people. The explosion took place on the morning...
- series of explosions killed 173 people and injured hundreds of others at a container storage station at the Port of Tianjin. The first two explosions occurred...
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