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exploding

 
Adjective exploding has 2 senses
  1. exploding - increasing suddenly and with uncontrolled rapidity; "the world's exploding population"
    Antonym:
    decreasing (indirect, via increasing)
  2. bursting, detonating, exploding - (of munitions) going off; "bursting bombs"; "an exploding nuclear device"; "a spectacular display of detonating anti-tank mines"
    Antonym: nonexplosive (indirect, via explosive)
Verb explode has 9 senses
  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off - cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
    --1 is one way to change integrity
    Derived forms: noun explosion2, noun explosion1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. explode, burst - burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
    --2 is one way to change integrity
    Antonyms: implode, go off
    Derived form: noun explosion2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. explode - show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
    --3 is one way to
    react, respond
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. explode, burst forth, break loose - be unleashed; burst forth with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
    --4 is one way to change state, turn
    Derived form: noun explosion6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  5. explode - destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
    --5 is one way to
    destroy, ruin
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. explode - cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
    --6 is one way to
    pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say
    Derived form: noun explosion5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. explode - drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
    --7 is one way to
    condemn
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  8. explode - show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
    --8 is one way to
    disprove, confute
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. explode, irrupt - increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
    --9 is one way to increase
    Derived form: noun explosion3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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