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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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23: One Pakistani and two Indian janitors are killed and two Sri Lankans and two Lebanese wounded when a bomb deposited in a leather bag explodes at the rear entrance of a shopping center in Kaslik.
C) BURST CHARGE: Made of black powder, it explodes the shell in mid air.
Irish Republican Army car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Manchester, 1996
HP is an important component to our success, providing high performance Unix and NT-based environments that can enable our customers to compete as the market for unified communications services explodes.
In a competing theory, the white dwarf explodes when it siphons gas from another white dwarf, with which it coalesces.
Before it explodes, the volcano will swell, spout steam and gas, and rumble noisily for months.
Cuz when you're a smokejumper, like Howie is in ``Firestorm,'' you get to jump from an airplane with a chainsaw, drive a motorcycle off a roof, fend off bullets with your ax (officially referred to as a ``polaskie''), jump off cliffs with a parachute while you're hugging a girl and landing in a raging river, get shot in the arm, beat up bad guys with flying karate kicks, hang onto a capsized boat underwater and kick the gas engine off before it explodes, pop out of the water like ``Rambo'' and heave your ax (again, a ``polaskie'') at bad guys, beat up bad guys underwater, then use the bad guy's head to plug a hole in a boat.
Since then, other researchers have found that porous silicon explodes under certain extreme conditions, including ultralow temperatures.
PHOTO (color -- 1 -- 3) An animated re-enactment, created by the CIA, shows the disintegration of TWA Flight 800 as it explodes off the coast of Long Island.
Its outward push becomes so great that the egg explodes.
Hughes says the findings argue against the prevailing notion that a supernova explodes in an orderly, symmetric fashion, with its outermost layers staying ahead of the innermost ones.
Scene: An oil tanker explodes on the Rainbow Bridge, singeing our heroes and incinerating numerous cars and a host of bad guys.