Antonyms of verb explode

1 of 10 senses of explode

Sense 2
explode, burst -- (burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded")
       Antonym of implode (Sense 1)
      => implode, go off -- (burst inward; "The bottle imploded")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb explode

10 senses of explode

Sense 1
explode, detonate, blow up, set off -- (cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 2
explode, burst -- (burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 3
explode -- (show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary")
       => react, respond -- (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sense 4
explode, burst forth, break loose -- (be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise; "His anger exploded")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 5
explode -- (destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 6
explode -- (cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/)
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

Sense 7
explode -- (drive from the stage by noisy disapproval)
       => condemn -- (declare or judge unfit for use or habitation; "The building was condemned by the inspector")

Sense 8
explode -- (show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete)
       => disprove, confute -- (prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories")

Sense 9
detonate, explode, blow up -- (burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded")

Sense 10
explode, irrupt -- (increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

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