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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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.
Fifteen minutes after the explosion great, black clouds of smoke were rising from the hold of the doomed vessel.
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.
This is directly in line with the fact that the bomb was lightly charged, and that its explosion at Everhard's feet was not deadly.
Either some of the later explosions had thrown up from the deep quantities of water which, though foul and corrupt itself, had still some cleansing power left, or else the writhing mass which stirred from far below had helped to drag down and obliterate the items of horror.
Tell her the explosion will take place at nine to-morrow morning.
We heard a loud explosion apparently directly above us; the craft trembled to the shock which threw us all to the deck.
I picketed the great embankments thrown up around our lines by the dynamite explosion -- merely a look- out of a couple of boys to announce the enemy when he should appear again.
I never felt such a disappointment as I did in waiting five, ten, fifteen minutes for an explosion that never came.
The air for a second or two was filled with piteous shrieks from somewhere towards Charing-Cross, shrieks drowned almost immediately by another tremendous explosion from further north.
By a miracle he had escaped being struck by the flying splinters of iron, and, thanks to his strong heart, had escaped being killed by the shock 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.
Gazing over the edge, they looked down upon the horrible destruction which had been caused by the explosion.
This sudden explosion made Bert tuck in his head with the celerity of a startled tortoise.
After several months of preparation and an expenditure of a million dollars all was in readiness, and a series of tremendous explosions occurred on the earth and in the sky.