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explode meaning and definition

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Definition of explode (verb)

  1. cause to burst with a violent release of energy
  2. burst outward, usually with noise
    • "The champagne bottle exploded"
    • synonyms: burst
    • antonym: go off
  3. show a violent emotional reaction
    • "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
  4. be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
  5. destroy by exploding
    • "The enemy exploded the bridge"
  6. cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
  7. drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
  8. show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
  9. burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reactio
    • "the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"
    • synonyms: blow up, detonate
  10. increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
    • "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
    • synonyms: irrupt
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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