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explosion

iks ploh zhuhn

  • n  a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  • n  the act of exploding or bursting
    the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
  • n  a sudden great increase
    the population explosion
    the information explosion
  • n  the noise caused by an explosion
    the explosion was heard a mile away
  • n  the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  • n  a sudden outburst
    an explosion of laughter
    an explosion of rage
  • n  a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball

  • Investigators said Truitt might have set off the explosion to kill a shipmate and collect $100,000 in life insurance.
  • As rescue teams continued the grim task of recovering the bodies of the 230 people aboard TWA Flight 800, the causes of the catastrophic explosion that sent the 747 plunging into .
  • President Clinton addresses reporters about the pipe bomb explosion that rocked the Olympics early July 27.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - WCTV Tallahassee
  • 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
    June 21, 2013 - The Times Record
  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Quotes

  • Henry Waxman in Telegraph.co.uk
    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...
  • Tony Hayward in Fort Dodge Messenger
    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."
  • Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Brooks Bulletin
    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...

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