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Synonyms for explosion

Synonyms for explosion

a violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves

the act of emerging violently from limits or restraints

a sudden sharp, explosive noise

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

Synonyms for explosion

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

the act of exploding or bursting

a sudden great increase

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the noise caused by an explosion

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

a sudden outburst

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

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An examination of the wreckage showed that their greatest danger, now, lay in fire, for the flames were licking hungrily at the splintered wood of the wrecked cabin, and had already found a foothold upon the lower deck through a great jagged hole which the explosion had opened.
As the flames gained headway it became apparent to Tarzan that whatever had caused the explosion had scattered some highly inflammable substance upon the surrounding woodwork, for the water which they poured in from the pump seemed rather to spread than to extinguish the blaze.
The explosions of last night have blown off the outside of the cliffs-- that which we see is the vast bed of china clay through which the Worm originally found its way down to its lair.
In the midst of them was a terrific explosion, seemingly from deep in the earth.
They were all that were required, for almost immediately after the third explosion a stream of Mahars broke from the exits furthest from us, rose upon their wings, and soared northward.
They were in time to see the flash of the exploding gun, and then they were first flattened against the window and then rolled head over heels across the floor of the cabin by the air wave of the explosion.
In return it was argued by the prosecution that the weakness of the bomb was a blunder on the part of the socialists, just as its premature explosion, caused by Ernest's losing his nerve and dropping it, was a blunder.
Tell her the explosion will take place at nine to-morrow morning.
I was just preparing to signal her, when a flame flashed from her bows, and an instant later the water in front of us was thrown high by the explosion of a shell.
In that explosion all our noble civilization-factories went up in the air and disappeared from the earth.
I never felt such a disappointment as I did in waiting five, ten, fifteen minutes for an explosion that never came.
Then there was a deafening explosion, the thunder of falling masonry, and a house by the side of the arch broke suddenly into flames.
Jerry, in the doorway, caught in the out-draught of the explosion, was flung a score of feet away.
The turf and gravel about it seemed charred as if by a sudden explosion.
Gazing over the edge, they looked down upon the horrible destruction which had been caused by the explosion.