blast wave

  1. a violent propagating disturbance, produced by an explosion in air, that consists of an abrupt rise in pressure followed by a drop in pressure to or below atmospheric pressure.

Origin of blast wave

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby blast wave Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blast wave in a sentence

  • The blast wave they generate is significantly longer in duration and sometimes more powerful than that of conventional explosives.

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