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Synonyms for explode

Synonyms for explode

to release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise

to come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure

to become manifest suddenly and in full force

to increase or expand suddenly, rapidly, or without control

to cause to be no longer believed or valued

Synonyms for explode

cause to burst with a violent release of energy

burst outward, usually with noise

show a violent emotional reaction

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be unleashed

destroy by exploding

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cause to burst as a result of air pressure

drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

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

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

increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner


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These paper tubes wiggle outward when a shell explodes.
While acknowledging that "we have had damaged airplanes" due to Kapton flashovers, David Pielmeier, the Navy's top wiring engineer, said the service banned it in new planes because of concerns it would explode in combat, not in peacetime use.
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The disklike plane is where most stars in the Milky Way are born and die and, therefore, where most supernovas would be expected to explode.
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Iraqi forces had started arming artillery shells with electronic proximity fuses, allowing the shells to explode before impact and making them far, far more lethal than conventional shells.
Nevertheless, we note the company has that all important "First to Market" advantage, very little competition and participates in a market poised to explode.
But whenever galaxies collide, stars explode, or chunks of matter plunge into massive black holes, they emit a torrent of X rays, which are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than the light you can see.
It didn't explode as it was designed to,'' said Sgt.
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Did you know: Trees explode at 300 degrees, but a rock won't explode until it's 500 degrees.
Although nature has no trouble making stars explode, researchers do.
Seven to 10 percent of all bombs that are dropped do not explode.
The wreckage of the China Airlines Boeing 737-800 which exploded at Naha Airport, Okinawa Prefecture (state), southern Japan; The airline explodes in flames and (below) passengers flee from the airliner