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English definition of “explosion”

explosion

noun [U] (FALSE IDEA)    /ɪkˈspləʊ.ʒən/ US  /-ˈsploʊ-/
the act of proving that something is wrong : the explosion of the conspiracy theories surrounding the death of the star Proving and disproving
(Definition of explosion noun (FALSE IDEA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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