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Meaning & Definition of Explode in English

English

Explode

/ɪksploʊd/

verb

1. Cause to burst with a violent release of energy

  • "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
    synonym:
  • explode
  • ,
  • detonate
  • ,
  • blow up
  • ,
  • set off

2. Burst outward, usually with noise

  • "The champagne bottle exploded"
    synonym:
  • explode
  • ,
  • burst

3. Show a violent emotional reaction

  • "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
    synonym:
  • explode

4. Be unleashed

  • Emerge with violence or noise
  • "His anger exploded"
    synonym:
  • explode
  • ,
  • burst forth
  • ,
  • break loose

5. Destroy by exploding

  • "The enemy exploded the bridge"
    synonym:
  • explode

6. Cause to burst as a result of air pressure

  • Of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
    synonym:
  • explode

7. Drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

    synonym:
  • explode

8. Show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete

    synonym:
  • explode

9. Burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

  • "The bomb detonated at noon"
  • "The molotov cocktail exploded"
    synonym:
  • detonate
  • ,
  • explode
  • ,
  • blow up

10. Increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

  • "The population of india is exploding"
  • "The island's rodent population irrupted"
    synonym:
  • explode
  • ,
  • irrupt

Examples of using

I saw the car explode.
I'd explain it to you, but your brain would explode.
I saw the car explode.