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English definition of “explode”

explode

verb [I/T] (BURST)   /ɪkˈsploʊd/
to burst violently and usually with a loud noise , or to cause this to happen : [I] A bomb exploded nearby . [T] Black holes are left behind by exploding stars called supernovas . [I] fig. Yoga has exploded in popularity as a way to achieve physical and mental health .
(Definition of explode verb (BURST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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