Meaning of 爆

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Pinyin: bào
English Definition: to explode or burst; to quick fry or quick boil
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 19; Radical:
Ideographic: A violent flame ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ bào ] violent, brutal, tyrannical
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Example Words
爆炸 bào zhà explosion; to explode; to blow up; to detonate
爆发 bào to break out; to erupt; to explode; to burst out
爆竹 bào zhú firecracker
火爆 huǒ bào fiery (temper); popular; flourishing; prosperous; lively
爆破 bào to blow up; to demolish (using explosives); dynamite; blast
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Example Sentences
The child pricked the balloon and it burst.
You know, unless we really do explode the internet.
With such high tempreture, such hugh tendency, how come it merges in the space and the exploded into a world instead?
He envisioned a bigger "balloon" that would burst and release drugs to shut off tumor blood vessels - then a smaller balloon would release chemotherapy drugs.
If she voices reservations, he puts a gun in her mouth and threatens to blow her head off.