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A violent shattering or blowing apart of something, as is caused by a bomb
“The number of the injured in the explosion amount to more than 1,300, excluding over 160 deaths that have been reported.”
A sudden outburst of something such as violent emotion, especially anger
“As the energy swirled about him, he marvelled at the sudden explosion of power that surged through his veins.”
A sudden increase in amount or extent
“There was no sudden explosion in prices or availability of petrol at the pumps.”
An outburst or display of excited anger
“… the tennis player's expletive-enriched explosions on the court tested the patience of officials.”
A rapid increase
“A population explosion.”
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