What does BLEVE mean in Chemistry?

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Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

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What does BLEVE mean?

Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion
A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion is an explosion caused by the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid above its boiling point.

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