- explorer tent,
- explosion shot,
- explosion welding,
- explosive d,
- explosive forming
Origin of explosion
Examples from the Web for explosion
Pleasure shoots magically in every direction like an explosion of sparks.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At least two people were injured in the explosion but no fatalities have been reported.
But since that explosion of popularity, Angry Birds has become about everything else.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now is hardly the time to be doing anything on the so-called peace process other than trying to avoid an explosion on the ground.Why We Should Delay The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process|Aaron David Miller|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am afraid there may be an explosion; and you know my nerves can't stand much of a shock.Macleod of Dare|William Black
At that instant there sounded an explosion the character of which the two boys well knew by this time.Air Service Boys Over The Rhine|Charles Amory Beach
In this way an explosion against one section did not necessarily damage any other part.Submarine Warfare of To-day|Charles W. Domville-Fife
External corrosion is a far more frequent cause of explosion in stationary boilers; and it arises from many causes.Records of Steam Boiler Explosions|Edward Bindon Marten
Then came an explosion, the violence of which really astonished me.
Word Origin for explosion
1620s, "action of driving out with violence and noise," from French explosion, from Latin explosionem (nominative explosio), noun of action from past participle stem of explodere "drive out by clapping" (see explode for origin and sense evolution). Meaning "going off with violence and noise" is from 1660s. Sense of "rapid increase or development" is first attested 1953.