1. explode - verb
· cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
2. explode - verb
· burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
3. explode - verb
· show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
4. explode - verb
· be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
5. explode - verb
· destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
6. explode - verb
· cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
7. explode - verb
· drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
8. explode - verb
· show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
9. explode - verb
· burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction; "the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"
10. explode - verb
· increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
11. exploded - adjective
· showing the parts of something separated but in positions that show their correct relation to one another; "the manufacturer provided an exploded view of the apparatus"
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