What does the word explosion mean?

Usage examples for explosion

  1. The shock of the thing came to him after a while, like a distant, dull report long after the flash of the explosion. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  2. There was an instant explosion, in which David, after securing his property through violent exertions, sought, as a matter of pure justice, to pull the bear's hair. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  3. I was so confident that the tent would be struck by the lightning, that I went to some distance to avoid the explosion of our gunpowder. – The Journal Of A Mission To The Interior Of Africa, In The Year 1805 by Mungo Park