Dissilience Dis*sil"i*ence (?; 106), Dissiliency Dis*sil"i*en*cy, n. The act of leaping or starting asunder. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • dissilience — noun the emergence of seeds as seed pods burst open when they are ripe • Derivationally related forms: ↑dissilient • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology • Hypernyms: ↑emergence, ↑egress, ↑issue …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dissiliency — Dissilience Dis*sil i*ence (?; 106), Dissiliency Dis*sil i*en*cy, n. The act of leaping or starting asunder. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissilient — dissiliency, dissilience, n. /di sil ee euhnt/, adj. bursting apart; bursting open. [1650 60; < L dissilient (s. of dissiliens, prp. of dissilire to leap apart), equiv. to dis DIS 1 + sili (comb. form of sali leap; see SALLY) + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Violence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Violence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 violence violence inclemency vehemence might impetuosity Sgm: N 1 boisterousness boisterousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 effervescence effervescence ebullition Sgm …   English dictionary for students

  • detonation — n 1. explosion, blow up, blast, fulmi nation, Archaic. displosion; burst, Inf. bust, bursting, breaking open, flying apart, dissiliency, dissilience; bang, report, boom, roar, thunder, clap. 2. setting off, Obs. detonization; discharge, firing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • eruption — n 1. outburst, outbreak, splitting open, dissilience, dissiliency, rupture, gape, dehiscence; earthquake, quake, tremor, Chiefly U.S. temblor, upheaval, Phys., Geog. cataclysm; explosion, detonation, ful mination, blast, blowing up. 2.(of a… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • flash — n 1. streak, patch, glint, lightning; shaft, ray, beam; gleam, glare, fulguration, coruscation; brightness, dazzle, dazzling, bedazzlement, bedazzling, blinding; blaze, flame, flare, spark, scintilla, scintillation; shimmer, flicker, twinkle,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • fulmination — n 1. violent denunciation, condemnation, criticism, Inf. knock, Sl. put down; censure, disapproval, disapprobation, reprobation, reprehension, objection; animadversion, Inf. brickbat, aspersion, obloquy; tirade, philippic, diatribe. 2. violent… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • outburst — n 1. outbreak, eruption, burst, flare up; fit, tantrum, convulsion, spasm, seizure, attack, paroxysm; explosion, blow up, blast, discharge, detonation, fulmination, bang, boom; dissilience, dissiliency, bursting or flying apart, splitting open,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dissilient — /dəˈsɪliənt/ (say duh sileeuhnt) adjective flying or bursting asunder. {Latin dissiliens, present participle} –dissilience, dissiliency, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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