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explode

(eks-plōd′) [L. explodere, to drive away by clapping the hands]
1. To release energy suddenly, as when a bomb detonates.
2. In epidemiology, to appear suddenly or have rapid onset.
3. To display a powerful emotion in words or deeds
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In a few seconds, the wave gathers enough speed to explode as a type II supernova.
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Scientists found that the termites explode when the copper-rich protein interacts with the salivary gland.
Their burst charges explode in turn as the fuse reaches them.
The bad news is, the reason his head didn't explode is that he once again left the Academy Awards empty-handed.
Aerosols inside began to pop and bang as they exploded and crews were also concerned that gas cylinders inside might explode.
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Explode them dawgs" says the voluble Mark Mason of the Varmint Militia.
Such an event occurs when a white dwarf--the burnedout remains of a star similar in mass to the sun--siphons gas onto its surface from a companion star and eventually accumulates a layer of material that causes the white dwarf to explode.
These are very old stars that explode when they die.
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As user-generated content continues to explode, creators have been calling out for a system to clarify how content can be shared, reused, and licensed," said John Palfrey, co-founder of Lisensa and executive director of Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.