HyperDic: explode

English > 10 senses of the word explode:
VERBchangeexplode, detonate, blow up, set offcause to burst with a violent release of energy
changeexplode, burstburst outward, usually with noise
cognitionexplodeshow a violent emotional reaction
changeexplode, burst forth, break loosebe unleashed
contactexplodedestroy by exploding
communicationexplodecause to burst as a result of air pressure
communicationexplodedrive from the stage by noisy disapproval
cognitionexplodeshow (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
changeexplode, detonate, blow upburst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
changeexplode, irruptincrease / increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
explode > pronunciation
Soundsihksplow'd
Rhymesabode ... workload: 51 rhymes with owd...
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCause to burst with a violent release of energy.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We exploded the nuclear bomb"
Synonymsdetonate, blow up, set off
Cause todetonate, explode, blow upBurst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
NarrowerdynamiteBlow up with dynamite
fulminateCause to explode / explode violently and with loud noise
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishdetonar, explosionar, explotar
Catalandetonar, explosionar, explotar
Nounsexplosionthe act of exploding / exploding or bursting
explosiona violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBurst outward, usually with noise.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The champagne bottle exploded"
Synonymburst
Narrowercrumpexplode heavily or with a loud dull noise
erupt, belch, extravasateBecome active and spew forth lava and rocks
go offBe discharged or activated
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Oppositeimplode, go offBurst inward / inward
Spanishdetonar, estallar, explosionar, explotar, reventar
Catalandetonar, esclatar, explosionar, explotar, petar
Nounsexplosionthe act of exploding / exploding or bursting
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningshow a violent emotional reaction.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Spanishestallar, explotar
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBe unleashed; emerge with violence or noise.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"His anger exploded"
Synonymsburst forth, break loose
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishestallar, explotar
Catalanesclatar, explotar
Nounsexplosiona sudden outburst
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningDestroy by exploding.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The enemy exploded the bridge"
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanishexplosionar, explotar, reventar
Catalandetonar, esclatar, explosionar, explotar, petar, rebentar-se
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningCause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderpronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Spanishdistender, explotar
Catalandistendir, explotar
Nounsexplosionthe terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 7, communication
MeaningDrive from the stage by noisy disapproval.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Entailsboo, hissshow displeasure, as after a performance or speech
Broadercondemndeclare or judge unfit for use or habitation
Spanishreventar
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 8, cognition
Meaningshow (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderdisprove, confuteprove to be false
Spanishdesmentir, hundir
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningBurst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "The Molotov cocktail exploded"
Synonymsdetonate, blow up
Caused byexplode, detonate, blow up, set offCause to burst with a violent release of energy
Spanishdetonar, explotar
Catalandetonar, explotar
English > explode: 10 senses > verb 10, change
Meaningincrease / increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymirrupt
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishdispararse
Catalandisparar-se, pujar
Nounsexplosiona sudden great increase / increase / increase

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