ex·plo·sion /ɪkˈsploʒən/ 名詞
1. The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp, etc.
2. A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc.
3. A violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath.
A formidable explosion of high-church fanaticism. --Macaulay.
n 1: a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear
reaction [syn: detonation, blowup]
2: the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion
of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an
atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft" [syn: burst]
3: a sudden great increase; "the population explosion"; "the
4: the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a
5: the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the
occlusive phase of a stop consonant [syn: plosion]
6: a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion
7: a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well
as the golf ball