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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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May 7: A car bomb parked between Sawt al-Mahaba radio station and Mar Yuhanna Church explodes in Jounieh, destroying the first and causing extensive damage to the second building.
Then in midair, the explodes and shoots color-producing chemical pellets outward.
The disklike plane is where most stars in the Milky Way are born and die and, therefore, where most supernovas would be expected to explode.
Roughly once a second, a star somewhere in the universe explodes.
The body acts as a trap for projectiles when a bomb explodes, and to this point we have not seen any bodies that would indicate that there was a type of bomb,'' said Bonatempi.
Closer to home, ASCA observations of the Milky Way have prompted researchers to refine their view of what happens when a star explodes as a supernova, hurling its remains through space.
When a supernova explodes, it flings off its outer layers of gas.
Type I supernovas lack hydrogen and are believed to arise when a small, compact star, called a white dwarf, steals so much matter from a companion that it explodes.
Molecular clouds within the galaxy spawn at least two such stars every thousand years or so, and one explodes into a supernova roughly every 25 years.