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Synonyms for explode
ɪkˈsploʊd

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    cause to burst with a violent release of energy

    "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, trip, offset, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, incite, puff up, take off, puff, hit the roof, 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

    "The champagne bottle exploded"

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

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  3. explode(verb)

    show a violent emotional reaction

    "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"

    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

    "His anger exploded"

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

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  5. explode(verb)

    destroy by exploding

    "The enemy exploded the bridge"

    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"

    "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, puff, hit the roof, 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

    "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"

    Synonyms:
    break loose, burst forth, blow up, erupt, flare up, break open, flare, intrude, set off, 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

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce explode?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

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