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shock wave definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity; "the explosion created a shock wave" [syn: shock wave, blast wave]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1907 1. a compressional wave of high amplitude caused by a shock (as from an earthquake or explosion) to the medium through which the wave travels 2. a violent often pulsating disturbance or reaction <shock waves of rebellion>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also shockwave(shock waves) 1. A shock wave is an area of very high pressure moving through the air, earth, or water. It is caused by an explosion or an earthquake, or by an object travelling faster than sound. The shock waves yesterday were felt from Las Vegas to San Diego. N-COUNT 2. A shock wave is the effect of something surprising, such as a piece of unpleasant news, that causes strong reactions when it spreads through a place. The crime sent shock waves throughout the country. N-COUNT



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