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  Words related to explode

Related / Similar Words: irrupt, burst, burst forth, break loose, detonate, blow up, set off

 

Definition:
  • increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island''s rodent population irrupted";
  • burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded";
  • be unleashed; burst forth with violence or noise; "His anger exploded";
  • cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb";
  • show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete;
  • show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary";
  • drive from the stage by noisy disapproval;
  • cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/;
  • destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge";

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    Hyponyms: detonate, crump, go off, erupt, belch, extravasate, fulminate, dynamite

     

    Entailments: boo, hiss

     

    Derivational Morphology: explosion, burst, charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge, detonation, blowup, detonator, detonating device, cap, plosion

     

     
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