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Synonyms for explode
ɪkˈsploʊdex·plode

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set offverb

    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, burstverb

    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. explodeverb

    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 looseverb

    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. explodeverb

    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. explodeverb

    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. explodeverb

    drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

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

    Antonyms:
    go off, implode

  8. explodeverb

    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 upverb

    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, irruptverb

    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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. explodeverb

    Synonyms:
    discharge, burst, displode, detonate

  2. explodeverb

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

  3. explodeverb

    Synonyms:
    burst, displode, detonate, be discharged

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. explodeverb

    Synonyms:
    burst, detonate, detonize

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "explode":

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

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How to use explode in a sentence?

  1. Oatly CEO Toni Petersson:

    We didn't know it was going to explode the way it did.

  2. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    It is always amazing to me how anyone who holds the faith can ask what we get out of the Mass. What we get out, is the risen Christ. What he does is explode our tiny ways and small minds to bring them into a dimension of existence that is sometimes resisted because it can be terrifying. The risen Christ is not a 'nice man'. He is certainly not the sentimentalized Jesus who never makes demands that bring us beyond our very selves and turn the world inside out.

  3. Mats Wilander:

    Something made Grand Slam explode at Australian Open because Grand Slam was playing( Pablo) Carreno-Busta and Australian Open was Australian Open, something was off there definitely. Then in the final of the French it was an horrific start. Six drop shots in the first game, it was weird.

  4. Glenn Shanahan:

    It just goes to show you that domestic incidents can escalate and [we're] lucky no one else was injured in this, these family disputes sometimes explode, they explode at the house, they explode in parking Lot [sic] and there's no telling when it will happen and where.

  5. Lotta Sylwander:

    It's like a time bomb. It's ticking, and it could explode at any time.


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