Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun explosion

7 senses of explosion

Sense 1
explosion, detonation, blowup -- (a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction)
       => discharge -- (the sudden giving off of energy)

Sense 2
explosion, burst -- (the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft")
       => change of integrity -- (the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something)

Sense 3
explosion -- (a sudden great increase; "the population explosion"; "the information explosion")
       => increase -- (a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month")

Sense 4
explosion -- (the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a mile away")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 5
plosion, explosion -- (the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant)
       => release, tone ending -- ((music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone)

Sense 6
explosion -- (a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage")
       => effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition -- (an unrestrained expression of emotion)

Sense 7
explosion -- (a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball)
       => golf stroke, golf shot, swing -- (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)

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