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  Definition of explode
  1. increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island''s rodent population irrupted"
  2. burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
  3. be unleashed; burst forth with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
  4. cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
  5. show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
  6. show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
  7. drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
  8. cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
  9. destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
Similar Words: irrupt, burst, burst forth, break loose, detonate, blow up, set off

 

Hyponyms: detonate, crump, go off, erupt, belch, extravasate, fulminate, dynamite

 

Entailments: boo, hiss

 

Derivational Morphology: explosion, burst, charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge, detonation, blowup, detonator, detonating device, cap, plosion

 

 
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