Synonyms of explosion in English:



  • 1 Edward was in the car when he heard the explosion
    detonation, discharge, eruption, blowing up, ignition; bang, blast, boom, rumble, crash, crack, report, thunder, roll, clap, pop
    informal wham, whump
    literary fulmination
  • 2 an explosion of anger
    outburst, flare-up, blow-up, outbreak, eruption, storm, rush, spate, surge, rash, wave, access, effusion; fit, paroxysm, spasm, attack, spell
    informal paddy
  • 3 the explosion of human populations in the last hundred years
    sudden increase, rapid increase, dramatic increase, mushrooming, snowballing, escalation, multiplication, burgeoning, rocketing, shooting up
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