Meaning of “explosion” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ɪkˈspləʊʒən/
Extra Examples
a loud explosionThe force of the explosion shattered every window in the street.Such was the violence of the explosion that three buildings collapsed.The explosion wrecked several cars and damaged nearby buildings.The explosion left a crater in the road.

B2 the action of something such as a bomb exploding:

Forty people were killed in the explosion.

a sudden large increase in the amount of something:

the recent population explosion

(Definition of “explosion” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)