explosion

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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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Bert had a momentary glimpse of a little black creature jumping from the crumpling frame of the flying- machine, hitting the funnel, and falling limply, to be instantly caught and driven to nothingness by the blaze and rush of the explosion.
We had commenced to think that the fuse had been put out while the piece was rolling down the stairway, or that the Mahars had guessed its purpose and ex-tinguished it themselves, when the ground about the entrance rose suddenly into the air, to be followed by a terrific explosion and a burst of smoke and flame that shot high in company with dirt, stone, and fragments of cannon.
Suddenly, without warning, the cabin roof shot up into the air, a cloud of dense smoke puffed far above the Kincaid, there was a terrific explosion which shook the vessel from stem to stern.
It was not a heavy explosion, and nobody was hurt, though the wing itself was ruined.
his explosions of laughter were as loud as usual, when Becky, with a fun which she could not disguise, even though it was at her own expense, described the occurrence and how she had been victimized by Lady Southdown.
Every light in the hall was ablaze; every lamp turned as high as it could be without smoking the chimney or threatening explosion.
You couldn't hire one of them to go back during the century, if the explosion was still impending.
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of intensely red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of the rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame.
and she flung out of the house with a new explosion of crying.
All enthusiastic natures must explode occasionally; and my form of explosion is -- Words.
Oaths flew like hailstones, and every now and then there came forth such an explosion as I thought was sure to end in blows.
It had never been given me to see such deadly accuracy of aim, and it seemed as though a little figure on one of the craft dropped at the explosion of each bullet, while the banners and upper works dissolved in spurts of flame as the irresistible projectiles of our warriors mowed through them.
Ned Land, tormented by the cravings of hunger, got still more angry; and, notwithstanding his promise, I dreaded an explosion when he found himself with one of the crew.
One corner I saw was charred and shattered; perhaps, I thought, by an explosion among the specimens.
The turf and gravel about it seemed charred as if by a sudden explosion.