Meaning of explode

Definition of explode

(verb) cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction; "the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"
increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"

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