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blast British & World English

A destructive wave of highly compressed air spreading outwards from an explosion

-blast British & World English

Denoting an embryonic cell

blast English Thesaurus

the blast blew in dozens of windows

blast off British & World English

(Of a rocket or spacecraft) take off from a launching site

blast-off British & World English

The launching of a rocket or spacecraft

blast-off English Thesaurus

the rocket was ready for blast-off

blast-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

full blast British & World English

At maximum power or intensity

blast cell British & World English

A primitive, undifferentiated blood cell, often found in the blood of those with acute leukemia

shot-blast British & World English

Clean or strip (a metal or other surface) by directing a high-speed stream of steel particles at it

blast chiller British & World English

A machine used in commercial kitchens to cool food rapidly by circulating very cold air over it

blast furnace British & World English

A smelting furnace in the form of a tower into which a blast of hot compressed air can be introduced from below. Such furnaces are used chiefly to make iron from a mixture of iron ore, coke, and limestone

blast freezing British & World English

The freezing of something, especially food, by means of a rapid current of chilled air

a blast from the past British & World English

Something powerfully nostalgic

blast off in blast British & World English

(Of a rocket or spacecraft) take off from a launching site

full blast in blast British & World English

At maximum power or intensity

sandblast British & World English

Roughen or clean (a surface) with a jet of sand driven by compressed air or steam

counterblast British & World English

A strongly worded reply to someone else’s views

blast off in blast English Thesaurus

a rocket blasted off for a rendezvous with the space station

at full blast in blast British & World English

At maximum power or intensity

a blast from the past in blast British & World English

Something powerfully nostalgic