explode

(redirected from explodes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms.

explode

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

(2) To decompress data back to its original form.
References in periodicals archive ?
The IACT said it has yet to get to the bottom of the issue that caused the tire of the Buenasher Transport Corporation bus to explode, as of this posting, but some passengers claimed the overloading of the vehicle could have led to it.
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.
I was walking along the road and there was a small fire on the road side where workers were laying tarmac, and it scared me - I was thinking what if anybody has left anything in it and it explodes?"
The wreckage of the China Airlines Boeing 737-800 which exploded at Naha Airport, Okinawa Prefecture (state), southern Japan; The airline explodes in flames and (below) passengers flee from the airliner
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.
As a star collapses and explodes at the end of its life, it spits out jets of material that can move almost as fast as the speed of light.
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.