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1. explosion

noun. ['ɪkˈsploʊʒən'] a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • inflation
  • discharge
  • backfire
  • blowup
  • airburst
  • fragmentation
  • blowback
  • detonation

Antonyms

  • birth
  • block
  • recall
  • freeze

Etymology

  • explosionis (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Explosion

  • implosion
  • erosion
  • corrosion

Example sentences of the word explosion


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Internet explosion in the late-1990s made people more comfortable with making transactions over the web.

Quotes containing the word explosion


1. Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

2. I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
- Stanley Kubrick

3. Perhaps all romance is like that; not a contract between equal parties but an explosion of dreams and desires that can find no outlet in everyday life. Only a drama will do and while the fireworks last the sky is a different colour.
- Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

2. explosion

noun. ['ɪkˈsploʊʒən'] the act of exploding or bursting.

Synonyms

  • burst
  • fulmination
  • detonation

Antonyms

  • praise
  • elegance
  • disinflation
  • deflation

Etymology

  • explosionis (Latin)

3. explosion

noun. ['ɪkˈsploʊʒən'] the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant.

Synonyms

  • release
  • occlusive
  • stop consonant
  • plosion
  • plosive speech sound
  • tone ending
  • plosive
  • stop

Antonyms

  • clasp
  • engage
  • requisition
  • confine

Etymology

  • explosionis (Latin)

4. explosion

noun. ['ɪkˈsploʊʒən'] a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball.

Synonyms

  • golf shot
  • golf stroke

Antonyms

  • gather
  • convict
  • invest

Etymology

  • explosionis (Latin)

5. explosion

noun. ['ɪkˈsploʊʒən'] a sudden outburst.

Synonyms

  • blowup
  • gush
  • outburst
  • ebullition

Antonyms

  • hold
  • enlist
  • fill
  • charge

Etymology

  • explosionis (Latin)

6. explosion

noun. ['ɪkˈsploʊʒən'] the noise caused by an explosion.

Antonyms

  • inactivity

Etymology

  • explosionis (Latin)

7. explosion

noun. ['ɪkˈsploʊʒən'] a sudden great increase.

Antonyms

  • begin

Etymology

  • explosionis (Latin)
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