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"explosion" in British English

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explosionnoun

uk   /ɪkˈspləʊ.ʒən/  us   /ɪkˈsploʊ.ʒən/
  • explosion noun (BURST)

B2 [C or U] the ​fact of something such as a ​bombexploding: The ​fire was ​thought to have been ​caused by a ​gas explosion. The explosion (= the ​intentionalexploding) ofnucleardevices in the Bikini Atoll was ​stopped in 1958.

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(Definition of explosion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"explosion" in American English

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explosionnoun

 us   /ɪkˈsploʊ·ʒən/
  • explosion noun (BURST)

[C/U] a ​violentburst, often with a ​loudnoise: [C] The ​fire was caused by a ​gas explosion. [U] The explosion of the ​spaceshuttleshocked the ​nation.
  • explosion noun (INCREASE)

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