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Definition of shock wave noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    shock wave

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  1. 1a movement of very high air pressure that is caused by an explosion, earthquake, etc.
  2. 2shock waves [plural] feelings of shock that people experience when something bad happens suddenly The murder sent shock waves through the whole community.
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