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explode

verb (v)

  • cause to burst with a violent release of energy (verb.change)
    Example:
    We exploded the nuclear bomb.
    source: wordnet30
  • burst outward, usually with noise (verb.change)
    Synonym: burst
    Antonym: go off, implode
    Example:
    The champagne bottle exploded.
    source: wordnet30
  • show a violent emotional reaction (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary.
    source: wordnet30
  • be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise (verb.change)
    Example:
    His anger exploded.
    source: wordnet30
  • destroy by exploding (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The enemy exploded the bridge.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/ (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • drive from the stage by noisy disapproval (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction (verb.change)
    Synonym: blow up, detonate
    Example:
    The Molotov cocktail exploded.
    source: wordnet30
  • increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner (verb.change)
    Synonym: irrupt
    source: wordnet30
  • To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as, gunpowder explodes. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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