1. noun
a) A violent explosion, or the pattern (likened to the shape of a star) supposed to be made by such an explosion.

... his arm striking brick and the bottle shattering in a starburst of black ...

b) A symbol similar to an asterisk, but with additional rays: <font size=6>✺</font>.

A starburst of red exploded on his chest and he flew backward a good six or seven feet.

2. verb
a) To experience an unusually high rate of star formation. <!

The faint light from the sky starbursted on a tear. Suddenly there was something appallingly human about her.

b) To explode; to burst out violently via, or in such a manner as to cause, an explosion.

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