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shock wave

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Earth sciences
shock waveˈshock wave noun  1 [countable, uncountable]HE a very strong wave of air pressure or heat from an explosion, earthquake etc The shock wave from the blast blew out 22 windows in the courthouse.2 shock waves
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shock waveThe higher entry speed experienced by a ship returning from the Moon would generate a shock wave in the atmosphere.How do we prepare for the next shock wave?The shock wave was felt even in my plane, several miles away from the harbor.
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