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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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These exploding ants are sterile female worker ants.
Exploding ants are called such because of a defensive behavior referred to as 'autothysis' which the ants employ when threatened.
According to the BBC report, one victim of an exploding cream dispenser told RTL radio in 2013 that she broke six ribs.
A MUM, who was hit in the head by an exploding phone charger, has warned of the dangers of using counterfeit devices.
They will be ably supported by The Whereabouts, David Keenan of Cobblestone and the fantastic Exploding Eyes, the new boys about town.
Washington, February 28 ( ANI ): Observation of two bright exploding stars is improving the astronomical "tape measure" used to calculate the acceleration of the expansion of the universe, say scientists.
Summary: Farid Zaynoun, the head of the union of workers and distributors in the gas sector, has warned that some six million aging gas canisters currently on the market are at risk of exploding and has urged the government to act quickly to replace...
Nine patients had exploding headaches, described as feeling as if their head were going to explode or split, or that pressure were building up.
An Iranian bus carrying pilgrims to a Shiite site in Damascus was destroyed last Thursday by what Syrian officials said was an exploding tire.
"China's Exploding Powers: the Unmasking of China's Strategy to Take Over the United States" is a novel telling of a Chinese plot to overthrow the United States from within.
The exploding aerosol set his hair on fire and burned his face.
Israel "feared for one reason or another that they might be discovered and proceeded to destroy them by exploding them remotely," the official said.