Part of speech: noun

The act of exploding; a sudden and violent outbreak.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Mungo Park.