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    explode - Dictionary definition and meaning for word explode

    Definition
    (verb) cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    Synonyms : blow up , detonate , set off
    Example Sentence
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
    Definition
    (verb) burst outward, usually with noise
    Synonyms : burst
    Example Sentence
    • The champagne bottle exploded
    Definition
    (verb) show a violent emotional reaction
    Example Sentence
    • The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary
    Definition
    (verb) be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
    Synonyms : break loose , burst forth
    Example Sentence
    • His anger exploded
    Definition
    (verb) destroy by exploding
    Example Sentence
    • The enemy exploded the bridge
    Definition
    (verb) cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/ Definition
    (verb) drive from the stage by noisy disapproval Definition
    (verb) show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete Definition
    (verb) burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
    Synonyms : blow up , detonate
    Example Sentence
    • the bomb detonated at noon
    • The Molotov cocktail exploded
    Definition
    (verb) increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
    Synonyms : irrupt
    Example Sentence
    • The population of India is exploding
    • The island's rodent population irrupted
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