When an explosion tears through Barneys, Aidan receives an anonymous email reading “She did it,” and a picture of Paige.
I think of how that explosion blew the face of Jesus Christ from a stained-glass window.
Shortly after the explosion, the person recording the scene begins to run as chaos ensues and sirens sound in the background.
1620s, "action of driving out with violence and noise," from French explosion, from Latin explosionem (nominative explosio), noun of action from past participle stem of explodere "drive out by clapping" (see explode for origin and sense evolution). Meaning "going off with violence and noise" is from 1660s. Sense of "rapid increase or development" is first attested 1953.