Outbreak vs Explode - What's the difference?

outbreak | explode |

In lang=en terms the difference between outbreak and explode

is that outbreak is to break forth while explode is to blast, to blow up, to burst, to detonate, to go off.

As verbs the difference between outbreak and explode

is that outbreak is to burst out while explode is to destroy with an explosion.

As a noun outbreak

is an eruption, sudden appearance.




(wikipedia outbreak) (en noun)
  • An eruption, sudden appearance
  • ''Any epidemic outbreak causes understandable panic
  • A sudden increase.
  • There has been an outbreak of vandalism at the school.
  • An outburst or sudden eruption, especially of violence and mischief.
  • There has been an outbreak of broken windows in the street.
  • (uncountable) A geological layer that breaks out
  • Synonyms

    * outburst * tumult


    * (l)


  • To burst out
  • To break forth
  • See also

    * breakout


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    Alternative forms

    * asplode, esplode (all non-standard)


  • To destroy with an explosion.
  • The assassin exploded the car by means of a car bomb.
  • To destroy violently or abruptly.
  • They sought to explode the myth.
  • To create an exploded view.
  • Explode the assembly drawing so that all the fasteners are visible.
  • (archaic) To disprove or debunk.
  • *, II, 344
  • Astrology is required by many famous physiciansdoubted of, and exploded by others.
  • To blast, to blow up, to burst, to detonate, to go off.
  • The bomb explodes .
  • (figuratively) To make a violent or emotional outburst.
  • She exploded when I criticised her hat.
  • * 1902 , Albert R. Carman, “My Bridal Trip” (short story), in The Canadian Magazine , Volume 20, Number 1 (November 1902), page 15:
  • “Nonsense!” Jack exploded at me. “Why Miss Bertram here knocked that theory into a cocked hat coming over on the train.”
  • (computing, programming, PHP) To break (a delimited string of text) into several smaller strings by removing the separators.
  • * 2004 , Hugh E. Williams, ?David Lane, Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL
  • The third check uses the exploded data stored in the array $parts and the function checkdate() to test if the date is a valid calendar date.
  • To decompress (data) that was previously imploded.
  • * 1992 , "Steve Tibbett", PKZIP Implode compression/decompression.'' (on newsgroup ''comp.compression )
  • I'm looking for some code that will implode data using the PKZIP method.. and explode it. PKWare sells an object that you can link with that does the job, and we have licensed this, but we are now writing 32 bit code for MS-DOS and the PKWare stuff won't work


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