Definition of EXPLODES

verb : EXPLODES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded" ;

  • 3. (

    ) show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary" ;

  • 5. (

    ) destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge" ;

  • 6. (

    ) cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/ ;

  • 7. (

    ) drive from the stage by noisy disapproval ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

    ) burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction; "the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded" ;

  • 10. (

    ) increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted" ;


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