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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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Ammonia is not highly flammable but its containers might explode when exposed to intense heat due to pressure build up.
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Such an event occurs when a white dwarf--the burnedout remains of a star similar in mass to the sun--siphons gas onto its surface from a companion star and eventually accumulates a layer of material that causes the white dwarf to explode.
An electrical fault sparked the fire andcaused three of the tyres, which are more than six feet in diameter, to explode.
The burst charge is timed to explode at an optimal viewing height: 60 to 300 meters (197 to 984 feet) up.
These are very old stars that explode when they die.
Aerosols inside began to pop and bang as they exploded and crews were also concerned that gas cylinders inside might explode.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the tyre to explode, according to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
Explode upfield with first step, attacking G's near shoulder.
Explode them dawgs" says the voluble Mark Mason of the Varmint Militia.
Some foods come in their own containers which may explode.