Textual thesaurus for "explode"

(verb) irrupt

increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

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

(verb) burst

burst outward, usually with noise

The champagne bottle exploded

(verb) blow up, detonate

burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

the bomb detonated at noon; The Molotov cocktail exploded

(verb) burst forth, break loose

be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

His anger exploded

(verb) blow up, detonate, set off

cause to burst with a violent release of energy

We exploded the nuclear bomb