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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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23: One Pakistani and two Indian janitors are killed and two Sri Lankans and two Lebanese wounded when a bomb deposited in a leather bag explodes at the rear entrance of a shopping center in Kaslik.
The first stage explodes while the other keep traveling skyward.
More than a decade ago, Stan Woosley of the University of California, Santa Cruz and his colleagues proposed that when a massive star explodes, it doesn't always have enough oomph to permanently shed all its outer layers.
When a toad explodes, its entrails are hurled as far as a meter, sometimes fetching up on tree limbs, from which they dangle like grisly sphagnum moss.
When a toad explodes, its entrails are hurled as far as a meter, sometimes ending up on tree limbs, from which they dangle like grisly sphagnum moss.
A second bomb explodes at a Cambridge courthouse killing more people.
Bomb explodes near NatWest tower in London's financial district, 1993
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-6 November 2003-Nokia mobile explodes in Finland - report(C)1994-2003 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Cuz when you're a smokejumper, like Howie is in ``Firestorm,'' you get to jump from an airplane with a chainsaw, drive a motorcycle off a roof, fend off bullets with your ax (officially referred to as a ``polaskie''), jump off cliffs with a parachute while you're hugging a girl and landing in a raging river, get shot in the arm, beat up bad guys with flying karate kicks, hang onto a capsized boat underwater and kick the gas engine off before it explodes, pop out of the water like ``Rambo'' and heave your ax (again, a ``polaskie'') at bad guys, beat up bad guys underwater, then use the bad guy's head to plug a hole in a boat.
In a competing theory, the white dwarf explodes when it siphons gas from another white dwarf, with which it coalesces.