explode synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term explode:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off(verb)

    cause to burst with a violent release of energy

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, trip, offset, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, incite, puff up, take off, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, trigger off, activate, part, flip one's lid, combust, trigger, blow one's stack, bring out, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, start, blow up, spark off, instigate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, spark, inflate, touch off, aggrandize, depart, start out, set forth, burst, actuate, dramatize, stir up, cancel, set out

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  2. explode, burst(verb)

    burst outward, usually with noise

    Synonyms:
    break loose, burst forth, blow up, abound, erupt, split, bust, break open, collapse, set off, bristle, explode, detonate, break, irrupt, burst

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  3. explode(verb)

    show a violent emotional reaction

    Synonyms:
    irrupt, set off, burst, blow up, detonate, break loose, burst forth

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  4. explode, burst forth, break loose(verb)

    be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

    Synonyms:
    break loose, burst forth, blow up, leap out, effloresce, escape, set off, explode, rush out, detonate, get away, irrupt, sally out, burst

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  5. explode(verb)

    destroy by exploding

    Synonyms:
    irrupt, set off, burst, blow up, detonate, break loose, burst forth

    Antonyms:
    implode, go off

  6. explode(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    irrupt, set off, burst, blow up, detonate, break loose, burst forth

    Antonyms:
    implode, go off

  7. explode(verb)

    drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

    Synonyms:
    irrupt, set off, burst, blow up, detonate, break loose, burst forth

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  8. explode(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    irrupt, set off, burst, blow up, detonate, break loose, burst forth

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  9. detonate, explode, blow up(verb)

    burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, flip one's lid, combust, blow one's stack, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, inflate, aggrandize, burst, dramatize

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  10. explode, irrupt(verb)

    increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

    Synonyms:
    break loose, burst forth, blow up, erupt, flare up, break open, flare, intrude, set off, explode, detonate, irrupt, burst out, burst

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. explode(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discharge, burst, displode, detonate

  2. explode(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discard, repudiate, scout, scorn, contemn, cry down, treat with contempt, bring into disrepute

  3. explode(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    burst, displode, detonate, be discharged

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

detonate, blow, erupt, exploit, explodes, blast, exploded, burst



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