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1. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] cause to burst with a violent release of energy.

Synonyms

  • change integrity
  • blow up
  • set off
  • detonate
  • fulminate

Antonyms

  • play down
  • unbalance
  • refrain
  • devoice

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Words that Rhyme with Explode

  • overflowed
  • bestrode
  • plateaued
  • overrode
  • implode
  • forebode
  • busload
  • bestowed
  • unload
  • unbowed
  • strode
  • reload
  • outmode
  • out-mode
  • methode
  • m-code
  • kanode
  • encode
  • decode
  • commode
  • c-code
  • stowed
  • snowed
  • slowed
  • shrode
  • grode
  • glowed
  • gloede
  • flowed
  • erode

Example sentences of the word explode


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
He has to cross the battlefield while bombs explode around him and rifle shots fire past him.

2. Verb, base form
You'll use your chest muscles to "explode" off the floor and catch yourself when you land.

Quotes containing the word explode


1. His hands are holding my cheeks, and he pulls back just to look me in the eye and his chest is heaving and he says, "I think,"he says, "my heart is going to explode,"and I wish, more than ever, that I knew how to capture moments like these and revisit them forever. Because this.This is everything.
- Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

2. My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.
- Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

3. HarlemWhat happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.Or does it explode?
- Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

2. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] burst outward, usually with noise.

Synonyms

  • change integrity
  • belch
  • crump
  • extravasate
  • burst
  • erupt

Antonyms

  • unite
  • emulsify
  • stay
  • integrate

3. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] show a violent emotional reaction.

Synonyms

  • react

Antonyms

  • qualify
  • disqualify

4. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise.

Synonyms

  • change state
  • turn
  • break loose

Antonyms

  • understate
  • deflate
  • reduce
  • arrive

5. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] drive from the stage by noisy disapproval.

Synonyms

  • hiss
  • condemn

Antonyms

  • written
  • uncommunicative
  • inarticulate

6. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner.

Synonyms

  • increase

Antonyms

  • start
  • go on

7. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction.

Synonyms

  • blow up

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • disappear

8. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/.

Synonyms

  • articulate
  • enunciate
  • enounce
  • say
  • sound out

Antonyms

  • heat
  • relax
  • tense
  • boil

9. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete.

Synonyms

  • disprove

Antonyms

  • voice
  • convict

10. explode

verb. ['ɪkˈsploʊd'] destroy by exploding.

Synonyms

  • destroy

Antonyms

  • alkalize
  • nitrify
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