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explosion

noun  us   /ɪkˈsploʊ·ʒən/

explosion noun (BURST)

[C/U] a violent burst, often with a loud noise: [C] The fire was caused by a gas explosion. [U] The explosion of the space shuttle shocked the nation.

explosion noun (INCREASE)

[C] a quick and big increase: Auto dealers report an explosion of interest in family-style vans.
Translations of “explosion”
in Korean 폭발…
in Arabic انْفِجار…
in Portuguese explosão…
in Catalan explosió…
in Japanese 爆発…
in Italian esplosione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爆炸, 爆破, 爆裂…
in Russian взрыв, бурный рост…
in Turkish patlama, infilak, ani patlama/artış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爆炸, 爆破, 爆裂…
in Polish eksplozja, wybuch…
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