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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. When hot gases from the exploding shell pass through a tiny hole in tile robe, whistling sounds result.
(Explode...) When you feel T, drop outside knee to ground, turn and lean back into T.
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.
Monitoring data may help predict when and how Rainier might explode next, Scott thinks.
But despite the importance of these events, no one knows exactly how white dwarfs explode.
I just cannot believe that America is swarming with grandmothers who explode their dogs.
Samsung claims that this is the safest thing to do right now because there have been no incident reports that claim this speed cycle could also lead machines to explode, as per (http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/28/government-agency-issues-warning-over-exploding-samsung-washing-machines) Apple Insider . 
Because important questions remain about why stars explode, astronomers are grateful to uncover new details about supernovas, notes Mike Shull of the University of Colorado in Boulder.
They found that the blue spots explode during hostile encounters with other species.
but did not explode, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
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.
With "a large enough [reduction in pressure], the bubbles explode," says Maris.
Although nature has no trouble making stars explode, researchers do.
I was walking along the road and there was a small fire on the road side where workers were laying tarmac, and it scared me - I was thinking what if anybody has left anything in it and it explodes?"
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