Definitions for explodeɪkˈsploʊd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.i.)to expand with force and noise through rapid chemical change or decomposition, as gunpowder or nitroglycerine
Ref: (opposed to implode ).
to burst violently, as a boiler from excessive pressure of steam.
to erupt energetically:
to explode with laughter.
(v.t.)to cause to explode.
to discredit; disprove.
Origin of explode:
1530–40; < L explōdere to drive off by clapping, eject
explode, detonate, blow up, set off(verb)
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
"We exploded the nuclear bomb"
burst outward, usually with noise
"The champagne bottle exploded"
show a violent emotional reaction
"The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
explode, burst forth, break loose(verb)
be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
"His anger exploded"
destroy by exploding
"The enemy exploded the bridge"
cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
detonate, explode, blow up(verb)
burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"
"The Molotov cocktail exploded"
increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
"The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to burst or make burst with great force; = blow up
the moment the bomb exploded; The building exploded into flames.; countries who have exploded nuclear weapons
to increase rapidly
The population exploded over the next decade.
to suddenly become angry
When she heard his excuse, she exploded.
To create an explosion, usually resulting in the destruction of an intended target.
The assassin exploded the car by means of a car bomb.
To destroy violently or abruptly.
They sought to explode the myth of...
To create an exploded view.
Explode the assembly drawing so that all the fasteners are visible.
To disprove or debunk.
To blast, to blow up, to burst, to detonate, to go off.
The bomb explodes.
To make a violent or emotional outburst.
She exploded when I criticised her hat.
Origin: First recorded around 1538, from the verb explōdere meaning to "drive out or off by clapping". The meaning was originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence meaning to "to drive out" or "to reject". From ex- meaning "out" + plaudere meaning "to clap" or "to applaud". In English it used to mean to "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (from around 1660), and later meaning to "go off with a loud noise" (from around 1790).
to become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as gunpowder explodes
to burst with force and a loud report; to detonate, as a shell filled with powder or the like material, or as a boiler from too great pressure of steam
to burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded
to drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play
to bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine
to cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire
to drive out with violence and noise, as by powder
Explode is the fourth full-length studio album by American streetpunk band, The Unseen, released on June 3, 2003.
Translations for explode
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to (cause to) blow up with a loud noise
The bomb exploded; The police exploded the bomb where it could cause no damage.
- explodirPortuguese (BR)
- vybuchnout; přivést k výbuchuCzech
- explodieren (lassen)German
- eksplodere; sprængeDanish
- εκρήγνυμαι, (ανα)τινάζω, (ανα)τινάζομαιGreek
- (hacer) explotarSpanish
- plahvatama (panema)Estonian
- منفجر شدنFarsi
- (faire) exploserFrench
- springa; sprengjaIcelandic
- 큰 소리를 내며 폭발하다Korean
- (su)sprogti, (su)sprogdintiLithuanian
- eksplodēt, sprāgt; spridzinātLatvian
- (doen) ontploffenDutch
- sprenge(s), eksplodereNorwegian
- eksplodować, wybuchaćPolish
- منفجر شدنPersian
- a exploda; a detonaRomanian
- vybuchnúť; nechať vybuchnúťSlovak
- explodera, sprängaSwedish
- 使爆炸，爆炸Chinese (Trad.)
- висаджувати в повітря; вибухатиUkrainian
- دھماکے سے پھٹنا ، دھماکا کرناUrdu
- 使爆炸，爆炸Chinese (Simp.)
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