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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 wave• The 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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