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explode

(1) To break down an assembly into its component pieces. Contrast with implode.

(2) To decompress data back to its original form.
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26: A car bomb parked near two factories explodes in Beirut's Saad al-Bouchrieh, wounding six.
These paper tubes wiggle outward when a shell explodes.
Bomb explodes in garage of New York's World Trade Center, 1993
Because important questions remain about why stars explode, astronomers are grateful to uncover new details about supernovas, notes Mike Shull of the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Monitoring data may help predict when and how Rainier might explode next, Scott thinks.
Did you know: Trees explode at 300 degrees, but a rock won't explode until it's 500 degrees.
Since the material explodes much like gunpowder does, it might also substitute for blasting caps in conventional explosives or even operate as a tiny propulsion system for microscopic vehicles and devices, speculates Sailor.
I just cannot believe that America is swarming with grandmothers who explode their dogs.
But whenever galaxies collide, stars explode, or chunks of matter plunge into massive black holes, they emit a torrent of X rays, which are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than the light you can see.
Photo: (1--2) In ``The Long Kiss Goodnight,'' an oil tan ker explodes on Niagara Falls' Rainbow Bridge.