explosion explosion  /ɪks ˈploʊ ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  2. (n) the act of exploding or bursting
  3. (n) a sudden great increase
  4. (n) the noise caused by an explosion
  5. (n) the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  6. (n) a sudden outburst
  7. (n) a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

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Usage(s):

  1. Investigators said Truitt might have set off the explosion to kill a shipmate and collect $100,000 in life insurance.
  2. President Clinton addresses reporters about the pipe bomb explosion that rocked the Olympics early July 27.
  3. The explosion would have produced a fireball and intense shock waves that battered everything on the ground below.

News

  1. Explosion kills two at fireworks factory

    MONTREAL, Quebec (AP) — Quebec provincial police said Thursday that two people were killed in a massive explosion at a fireworks warehouse that rocked an area west of Montreal, leaving a huge cloud of smoke visible for miles. read more
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Explosion Rocks Denny's Restaurant

    There was an explosion at a Denny's off of Exit 2 on I75 that scared roughly 100 occupants in the building and injured 5.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WCTV Tallahassee

  3. Explosion at Quebec fireworks factory kills 2

    MONTREAL, Quebec - A massive explosion at a fireworks warehouse killed two workers Thursday, police said, leaving a huge plume of smoke blanketing an area west of Montreal.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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Quotes

  1. "Five days before the explosion, BP's drilling engineer called Macondo a 'nightmare well'. BP appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure," they wrote. "Time after...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. In reference to the deep-water drilling platform accident that killed 11 workers two months ago, Hayward told lawmakers, "The fire and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon never should have happened."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: Fort Dodge Messenger

  3. "The explosion of the holy shrine pushed the country into blind violence, in which tens of thousands of innocents were killed. No one knows but Allah when this tragedy will be over," Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's top Shiite cleric, said...
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Source: Brooks Bulletin

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