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1 explode

Cause to burst with a violent release of energy:
— We exploded the nuclear bomb.

synonyms: blow up, detonate, set off.

Roget 479: confute, refute, disprove; parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat; ... show more

Roget 732: fail; be unsuccessful etc. adj.; not succeed etc. 731; make vain efforts etc. n.; do in vain, labor in vain, toil in vain; flunk [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

2 explode

Burst outward, usually with noise:
— The champagne bottle exploded.

synonym: burst.

Dutch: exploderen, ontploffen, ploffen

3 explode

Show a violent emotional reaction.

4 explode

Be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise:
— His anger exploded.

synonyms: break loose, burst forth.

5 explode

Destroy by exploding.

Dutch: exploderen, opblazen, ontploffen

6 explode

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

7 explode

Drive from the stage by noisy disapproval.

8 explode

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

9 explode

Burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction:
— The Molotov cocktail exploded.

synonyms: blow up, detonate.

10 explode

Increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner.

synonym: irrupt.

Dutch: exploderen, snel toenemen

Moby thesaurus: backfire, bang, bark, be angry, be excitable, belie, bellow, blast, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow out, blow sky-high, blow up, break out, burst, burst forth, bust, catch fire, catch the infection, coal ... show more.

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