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explosion

Pronunciation: eks-plo'zhun

Definition: A sudden and violent increase in volume accompanied by noise and release of energy, as from a chemical change, nuclear reaction, or escape of gases or vapors under pressure.

[L. explosio, fr. explodo, to drive away by clapping]

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