Definitions for explode

Definitions for (verb) explode

Main entry: explode, irrupt

Definition: increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

Usage: The population of India is exploding; The island's rodent population irrupted

Main entry: burst, explode

Definition: burst outward, usually with noise

Usage: The champagne bottle exploded

Main entry: explode, blow up, detonate

Definition: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

Usage: the bomb detonated at noon; The Molotov cocktail exploded

Main entry: burst forth, break loose, explode

Definition: be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

Usage: His anger exploded

Main entry: explode, blow up, detonate, set off

Definition: cause to burst with a violent release of energy

Usage: We exploded the nuclear bomb

Main entry: explode

Definition: show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete

Main entry: explode

Definition: show a violent emotional reaction

Usage: The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary

Main entry: explode

Definition: drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

Main entry: explode

Definition: cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/

Main entry: explode

Definition: destroy by exploding

Usage: The enemy exploded the bridge

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