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.
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What does “barren” mean?
Compare shock wave.
Origin of blast wave
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby blast wave
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