Synonyms for explode


1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off, change integrity
usage: cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
2. explode, burst, change integrity
usage: burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
3. explode, react, respond
usage: show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
4. explode, burst forth, break loose, change state, turn
usage: be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
5. explode, destroy, ruin
usage: destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
6. explode, pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
usage: cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
7. explode, condemn
usage: drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
8. explode, disprove, confute
usage: show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
9. detonate, explode, blow up
usage: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"
10. explode, irrupt, increase
usage: increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
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