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In this nervous city in an embattled country, even small explosions can have a big impact.

The group said 10 explosions were heard near Dimas, which is very close to the Lebanese border.

Infernal, it can cause fires and explosions; toxic, it can debilitate, poison, and kill.

A small fire in an auto parts store created explosions that quickly got out of control.

The low crunch of packed dirt against rubber tire was overwhelmed by the ragged explosions of automatic gunfire.

Once more these huge explosions unloading their cargoes of midnight on to the evening gloom.

Several explosions took place in consequence, in one of which twenty-three men were killed.

Off to the left had sounded a series of sharp explosions, as a fusillade of rifle shots.

There came a staccato series of minor explosions—defiant gesture, thought Beardsley!

Over our heads the great blasting explosions went on, and I saw but three of the circling disks left to the defense of the city.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to explosions, such as: burst, outbreak, blast, detonation, outburst, and combustion.

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