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Definition 1: burst outward, usually with noise - [verb of change]

Samples where explode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The champagne bottle exploded

Synonyms for explode in the sense of this definition

(explode is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of explode ) explode heavily or with a loud dull noise

(... is a kind of explode ) be discharged or activated

"the explosive devices went off"

(... is a kind of explode ) become active and spew forth lava and rocks

"Vesuvius erupts once in a while"

Definition 2: cause to burst with a violent release of energy - [verb of change]

Samples where explode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We exploded the nuclear bomb

Synonyms for explode in the sense of this definition

(explode is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of explode ) cause to explode violently and with loud noise

(... is a kind of explode ) blow up with dynamite

"The rock was dynamited"

(explode causes ...) burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

"the bomb detonated at noon" "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

Definition 3: increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner - [verb of change]

Samples where explode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The population of India is exploding
  • The island's rodent population irrupted

Synonyms for explode in the sense of this definition

(explode is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 4: be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise - [verb of change]

Samples where explode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His anger exploded

Synonyms for explode in the sense of this definition

(explode is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 5: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction - [verb of change]

Samples where explode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bomb detonated at noon
  • The Molotov cocktail exploded

Synonyms for explode in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: show a violent emotional reaction - [verb of cognition]

Samples where explode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary

(explode is a kind of ...) show a response or a reaction to something

Definition 7: show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete - [verb of cognition]

(explode is a kind of ...) prove to be false

"The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

Definition 8: drive from the stage by noisy disapproval - [verb of communication]

(explode is a kind of ...) declare or judge unfit for use or habitation

"The building was condemned by the inspector"

(explode implies ...) show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

Definition 9: cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/ - [verb of communication]

(explode is a kind of ...) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

"She pronounces French words in a funny way" "I cannot say `zip wire'" "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Definition 10: destroy by exploding - [verb of contact]

Samples where explode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enemy exploded the bridge

(explode is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

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