present tense third-person singular of explode
as in detonates
to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure the building was wrecked when a powerful bomb exploded

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as in shatters
to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive the bomb was so powerful that it exploded windows in several neighboring buildings

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“Explodes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/explodes. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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