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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 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.

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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 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)
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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