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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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June 2: Samir Kassir, a columnist for An-Nahar daily and critic of Syria is assassinated when a bomb placed under the seat of his car explodes in Beirut.
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IRA bomb explodes in London's South Key Docklands, 1996
Having a trio of stars, a rare grouping, in which two members explode is a contrived model, Blair admits, but astronomers can test it.
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.
Roughly once a second, a star somewhere in the universe explodes.
Closer to home, ASCA observations of the Milky Way have prompted researchers to refine their view of what happens when a star explodes as a supernova, hurling its remains through space.
When a supernova explodes, it flings off its outer layers of gas.
Type I supernovas lack hydrogen and are believed to arise when a small, compact star, called a white dwarf, steals so much matter from a companion that it explodes.
Molecular clouds within the galaxy spawn at least two such stars every thousand years or so, and one explodes into a supernova roughly every 25 years.
The theoretical chain begins with silicon, which is present in the star before it explodes, and is turned to nickel-56 in the supernova shock.
As the star makes more and more heavy elements, the core gets overburdened and implodes, sending out a shock wave that explodes the rest of the star.