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explosion

noun [C or U] (BURST)    /ɪkˈspləʊ.ʒən/ US  /-ˈsploʊ-/
B2 the fact of something such as a bomb exploding : The fire was thought to have been caused by a gas explosion. The explosion (= the intentional exploding ) of nuclear devices in the Bikini Atoll was stopped in 1958.Exploding and erupting
(Definition of explosion noun (BURST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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