explosion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"explosion" in British English

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explosionnoun

uk   /ɪkˈspləʊ.ʒən/  us   /-ˈsploʊ-/

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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explosion noun (EMOTION)

[C] a ​suddenstrongexpression of ​emotion: There was an explosion ofapplause from the ​audience at the end of the ​performance.

explosion noun (INCREASE)

C1 [C] a ​largeincrease in the ​number of something that ​happens very ​quickly: The ​government has had to take ​measures to ​halt the population explosion.

explosion noun (FALSE IDEA)

[U] the ​act of ​proving that something is ​wrong: the explosion of the ​conspiracytheoriessurrounding the ​death of the ​star
(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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