ETYM Latin explosio a driving off by clapping: cf. French explosion explosion. Related to Explode.
1. A violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction; SYN. detonation.
2. The act of exploding or bursting something; SYN. burst.
An explosion is an uncontrolled chemical reaction which generates a large amount of heat and gas in a short period of time.
Prasak, pucanj, rasprskavanje uz pucanj; fig. nagao i jak izliv, npr. gneva, srditosti i dr. (lat.)