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English definition of “explosion”

explosion

noun  /ɪkˈsploʊ·ʒən/ us  

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.
(Definition of explosion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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