Definitions of explode:
  • verb:   burst outward, usually with noise
    Example: "The champagne bottle exploded"
  • verb:   be unleashed; burst forth with violence or noise
    Example: "His anger exploded"
  • verb:   cause to explode
    Example: "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
  • verb:   show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
  • verb:   show a violent emotional reaction
    Example: "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
  • verb:   drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
  • verb:   cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
  • verb:   increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb:   destroy by exploding
    Example: "The enemy exploded the bridge"

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