explosion · noun C /ɪkˈsploʊ.ʒən/Full view
Nouns: explosion, explosive
Adjectives: explosive
Verbs: explode
Adverbs: explosively
explosion (BOMB)
B2 when something such as a bomb explodes
Dictionary examples:

Forty people were killed in the explosion.

The fire was thought to have been caused by a gas explosion.

Learner example:

I was doing my homework when I heard an explosion. (First Certificate in English; B2; Italian)

explosion (INCREASE)
C1 when something increases suddenly by a large amount
Dictionary example:

the recent population explosion

Learner example:

The factors leading to this population explosion in cities of the world might vary from country to country and city to city, but there is one common demominator - the quest for a better life. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Urdu)

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