Definition of EXPLOSION

  1. (noun)a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  2. (noun)the act of exploding or bursting
  3. (noun)a sudden great increase
  4. (noun)the noise caused by an explosion
  5. (noun)the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  6. (noun)a sudden outburst
  7. (noun)a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball