Definition Of explode


burst or shatter violently and noisily as a result of rapid combustion, decomposition, excessive internal pressure, or other process, typically scattering fragments widely.

a large bomb exploded in a park

show (a belief or theory) to be false or unfounded.

the myths that link smoking with glamour need to be exploded

Example Of explode

  • Already their research has helped to explode long-held theories about the history of disease.

  • Also, the chemical plant was processing ammonium nitrate, a stable chemical that requires a substantial infusion of energy to explode .

  • Although the documents say he has access to radioactive material, they conclude that it is unlikely he has enough to explode a nuclear bomb.

  • And if I can help explode stereotypes and misinformed beliefs, so much the better.

  • Be warned, this book will explode many myths you will have associated about the onset of the disease in the 1970s and 1980s.

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