• (RP) IPA: /ɪkˈspləʊ.ʒən/
  • (America) IPA: /ɛkˈsploʊ.ʒən/


  1. A violent release of energy (sometimes mechanical, nuclear, or chemical.)
  2. A bursting due to pressure.
  3. The sound of an explosion.
  4. A sudden uncontrolled increase.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 3-4:
      As with the Lejeuneaceae, this pattern of massive speciation appears to be correlated with the Cretaceous explosion of the angiosperms and the simultaneous creation of a host of new microenvironments, differing in humidity, light intensity, texture, etc.
  5. A sudden outburst.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: взрыв
  • Italian: scoppio
  • Russian: взрыв

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