The equipment that was installed included igniters that burn off any hydrogen generated before the gas can explode.
Treat the statement as a time bomb waiting to explode your chances.
The plan may have been to explode them en route, perhaps as the plane was landing.
Hostility toward others can explode into senseless violence.
The vista is even more aah-inspiring when fireworks explode up and down the coast.
Fungus spores explode in sync to attain higher heights.
The long-term picture, by contrast, is one in which rising health-care costs threaten to explode the country's budget.
Then create your own virtual volcano and watch it explode.
My head will explode because the entire pool will empty into my sinuses.
Methane gas isn't toxic to ingest, but it can explode.
British Dictionary definitions for explode
to burst or cause to burst with great violence as a result of internal pressure, esp through the detonation of an explosive; blow up
to destroy or be destroyed in this manner to explode a bridge
(of a gas) to undergo or cause (a gas) to undergo a sudden violent expansion, accompanied by heat, light, a shock wave, and a loud noise, as a result of a fast uncontrolled exothermic chemical or nuclear reaction
(intransitive) to react suddenly or violently with emotion, etc to explode with anger
(intransitive) (esp of a population) to increase rapidly
(transitive) to show (a theory, etc) to be baseless; refute and make obsolete
(transitive) (phonetics) to pronounce (a stop) with audible plosion
1530s, from L. explodere "drive out or off by clapping," originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence "drive out, reject" (a sense surviving in an exploded theory), from ex- "out" + plaudere "to clap, applaud," of uncertain origin. English used it to mean "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (1650s), later, "go off with a loud noise" (Amer.Eng. 1790); sense of "to burst with destructive force" is first recorded 1882; of population, 1959. Related: Exploded; exploding.