Translation of shock wave in Spanish:

shock wave

n

  • 1.1 [Phys] onda (f) expansiva
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    • At the site of the eruption the bang surely would have been deadly on its own, purely from sound pressure, like the shock wave of an atomic bomb.
    • The explosion caused a shock wave of flames like ripples in the water when a stone is cast in.
    • As a result, an aircraft creates a sudden discontinuity in pressure and temperature called a shock wave as it breaks the sound barrier.
    1.2 (disturbance, reaction) his brutal murder sent a shock wave through the nation su brutal asesinato conmocionó or sacudió al país

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