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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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The Mark 14 had two other problems: the contact exploder often jammed, resulting in a dud; and it often failed to run at the depth for which it was set, resulting in a miss.
Exploders will happily unleash their fury verbally and physically, leaving others to suffer the fallout, whereas imploders hold it all in, causing more harm to themselves.
reflecting ribbons, multi-mirror reflectors, distress sound players, the exploders (acetylene and gas) and bird scaring models were employed in both crops to inhibit parakeet damage.
You may recall talking to an exploder in your life and pointing out to them that they are yelling at you.
In Into Danger: Risking Your Life For Work (Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 20), Kate talks to people whose jobs put them in daily peril - from stunt people to landmine exploders and even a "snake man" who has been bitten by poisonous snakes to find venom for vaccines.
This divided world of "imploders and exploders" promises to be both expensive (all those pensions) and a little scary (imaginean unstable, nuclear-armed and rapidly-growing Pakistan; or 160,000,000 Bangladeshis, most of whom live within a few metres of a rising sea level).
The Hablanim (The "Exploders"), for example, were tasked with doing by hand what cannon shells are designed to do with propellant gasses behind them--loft explosive bundles over No Man's Land, mad deposit them on enemy bunkers.
We collected our exploders and stuff and put them back in the store in the communication trench, then went up and had a look at the craters.
"Seeds are floaters and fliers and buried-alivers, / exploders and stickers and hitchhiking tricksters.
Evaluation of propane exploders as white-tailed deer deterrents.
They are 'exploders' given to frequent flashes of temper, while the English, and Welsh to a lesser degree, are "imploders" bottling it up until there is a sudden rush of blood to the head."