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shock wave

Definitions of shock wave
  1. noun
    a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity
    “the explosion created a shock wave
    synonyms: blast wave
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    types:
    sonic boom
    an explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an airplane traveling faster than the speed of sound
    type of:
    undulation, wave
    (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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