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synonyms for explosion

  • blast
  • burst
  • detonation
  • firing
  • outbreak
  • outburst
  • access
  • backfire
  • bang
  • blowout
  • blowup
  • clap
  • combustion
  • concussion
  • crack
  • fit
  • flare-up
  • fulmination
  • gust
  • ignition
  • paroxysm
  • percussion
  • pop
  • report
  • roar
  • salvo
See also synonyms for: explosions
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antonyms for explosion

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  • implosion
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How to use explosion in a sentence

Knowing the nova rate is vital for determining how much these explosions have contributed to the galaxy’s chemical makeup by creating new elements.
THE NUMBER OF MILKY WAY NOVA EXPLOSIONS PER YEAR HAS BEEN PINNED DOWNKEN CROSWELLFEBRUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Experts worry Super Bowl could trigger coronavirus explosion.
SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS: BUCS CELEBRATE CHAMPIONSHIP, TOM BRADY WINS MVPDES BIELER, MARK MASKE, CHUCK CULPEPPERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Experts worry Super Bowl parties could trigger coronavirus explosion.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUPER BOWL LVSAM FORTIERFEBRUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Kling was one of the first county workers to arrive at the scene of a massive explosion and fire at a Silver Spring apartment complex in August 2016.
BLANCA KLING, A PILLAR IN THE LATINO COMMUNITY WHO HELPED THOUSANDS OF CRIME VICTIMS, DIES OF COMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19LUZ LAZOFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ending the Fairness Doctrine was one key factor leading to an explosion of right-wing radio programming in the 1990s — though sometimes an overstated one.
THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE WON’T SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS — BUT IT CAN FOSTER NEEDED DEBATEVICTOR PICKARDFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Six workers were on the scene for planned repairs when the explosion occurred, said Washington Gas chief of communications Brian Edwards.
MULTIPLE PEOPLE INJURED, VEHICLES CATCH FIRE AFTER SMALL EXPLOSION IN SPRINGFIELD AREAJUSTIN JOUVENALFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Einstein’s math predicted such waves could be created, not only by gigantic collisions but also by explosions and other accelerating bodies.
EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF GENERAL RELATIVITY UNVEILED A DYNAMIC AND BIZARRE COSMOSELIZABETH QUILLFEBRUARY 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
New Dealers saw the explosion of demand for aluminum as an opportunity to bend the industry to their needs.
BREAKING UP BIG TECH CAN’T SAVE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY BY ITSELFJORDAN HOWELLJANUARY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A thin and fragile barrier separates combustion from explosion.
MEET THE PEOPLE PAYING $55 MILLION EACH TO FLY TO THE SPACE STATIONCHRISTIAN DAVENPORTJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Rather than listening to roll calls, staffers were hearing explosions and bullets.
THE BREACH OF THE CAPITOL SPOOKED US — AS IT SHOULD HAVEPHILIP ELLIOTTJANUARY 7, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPLOSION

  • dispute
  • effusion
  • explosion
  • fit
  • flare-up
  • fury
  • outburst
  • outrage
  • annihilation
  • explosion
  • extermination
  • knocking down
  • leveling
  • wrecking
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