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explosion

  

      n  
1    the act or an instance of exploding  
2    a violent release of energy resulting from a rapid chemical or nuclear reaction, esp. one that produces a shock wave, loud noise, heat, and light  
   Compare       implosion       1  
3    a sudden or violent outburst of activity, noise, emotion, etc.  
4    a rapid increase, esp. in a population  
5      (Phonetics)      another word for       plosion  
     (C17: from Latin explosio, from explodere to explode)  


dust explosion  
      n   an explosion caused by the ignition of an inflammable dust, such as flour or sawdust, in the air  
explosion welding  
      n     (Engineering)   the welding of two parts forced together by a controlled explosion  
population explosion  
      n   a rapid increase in the size of a population caused by such factors as a sudden decline in infant mortality or an increase in life expectancy  
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plosion  
      n     (Phonetics)   the sound of an abrupt break or closure, esp. the audible release of a stop,   (Also called)    explosion         


dust explosion  
      n   an explosion caused by the ignition of an inflammable dust, such as flour or sawdust, in the air  
explosion         
      n  
1    the act or an instance of exploding  
2    a violent release of energy resulting from a rapid chemical or nuclear reaction, esp. one that produces a shock wave, loud noise, heat, and light  
   Compare       implosion       1  
3    a sudden or violent outburst of activity, noise, emotion, etc.  
4    a rapid increase, esp. in a population  
5      (Phonetics)      another word for       plosion  
     (C17: from Latin explosio, from explodere to explode)  
explosion welding  
      n     (Engineering)   the welding of two parts forced together by a controlled explosion  
population explosion  
      n   a rapid increase in the size of a population caused by such factors as a sudden decline in infant mortality or an increase in life expectancy  

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explosion

  
1    bang, blast, burst, clap, crack, detonation, discharge, outburst, report  
2    eruption, fit, outbreak, outburst, paroxysm  

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n.
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)
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