An explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperaturesand the release of gases. An explosion creates a shock wave. If the shock wave is a supersonic detonation, then the source of the blast is called a “high explosive“. Subsonic shock waves are created by low explosives through the slower burning process known as deflagration.

1. the act or an instance of exploding
2. (Chemistry) a violent release of energy resulting from a rapid chemical or nuclear reaction, esp one that produces a shock wave, loud noise, heat, and light Compare implosion [1]
3. a sudden or violent outburst of activity, noise, emotion, etc.

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  1. bridgeonawallalive said, on March 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

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