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I'm having trouble understanding this word's meaning. On Google Translate, it means explosion or something like that.

But when I see that word in a sentence, there's no relation, at least for me at my current knowledge.

For example, what does this sentence say?

In August, Java was blasted as an unsafe plug-in that should only be used...

(Source: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/10/19/apple-kicks-java-out-browsers-in-os-x-update/)

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closed as general reference by RegDwigнt Oct 20 '12 at 19:52

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

"To criticize or reprimand severely; to verbally discipline or punish" en.wiktionary.org/wiki/blast#Verb – RegDwigнt Oct 20 '12 at 19:54

In this case, blast is a verb meaning:

  1. To criticize or attack vigorously.
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