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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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"To criticize or reprimand severely; to verbally discipline or punish" en.wiktionary.org/wiki/blast#Verb –  RegDwigнt Oct 20 '12 at 19:54
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closed as general reference by RegDwigнt Oct 20 '12 at 19:52

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In this case, blast is a verb meaning:

  1. To criticize or attack vigorously.
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