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"
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
Origin: [L. explodere, explosum, to drive out, drive out a player by clapping; ex out + plaudere, plodere, to clap, strike, applaud: cf. OF. exploder. See Plausible.]
Explode is the fourth full-length studio album by American streetpunk band, The Unseen, released on June 3, 2003.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
eks-plōd′, v.t. to cry down, as an actor: to bring into disrepute, and reject: to cause to blow up.—v.i. to burst with a loud report: to burst into laughter.—p.adj. Explō′ded, rejected, discarded.—n. Explō′sion, act of exploding: a sudden violent burst with a loud report: a breaking out of feelings, &c.—adj. Explō′sive, liable to or causing explosion: bursting out with violence and noise.—n. something that will explode.—adv. Explō′sively.—n. Explō′siveness. [L. explodĕre, explosum—ex, out, plaudĕre, to clap the hands.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To burst with a loud report; to detonate, as gunpowder, or a shell filled with powder or the like material.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'explode' in Verbs Frequency: #804
The numerical value of explode in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of explode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of explode in a Sentence
Weve seen the program explode.
We can't live here, my head's ready to explode.
TATP is very unstable and would explode otherwise.
It makes your head explode, all these different apps.
We didn't know it was going to explode the way it did.
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Translations for explode
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- تفرقع, انفجرArabic
- взривявам, експлодирам, избухвамBulgarian
- explotar, esclatarCatalan, Valencian
- springe, forkaste, afsløre, sprænge, eksplodereDanish
- explodieren, sprengen, platzenGerman
- eksplodigi, eksplodiEsperanto
- explotar, reventar, explosionarSpanish
- räjäyttää, räjähtääFinnish
- détoner, exploserFrench
- estoupar, estourar, esbourarGalician
- szétrobban, robbant, megdönt, felrobban, szétrobbant, robban, felrobbant, lerontHungarian
- explozigar, explozarIdo
- springa, sprengjaIcelandic
- exploderen, ontploffen, opblazenDutch
- sprenge, eksplodereNorwegian
- wybuchać, wybuchnąćPolish
- взрывать, взорвать, взрываться, взорватьсяRussian
- explodera, sprängaSwedish
- పేల్చివేయు, పేలిపోవుTelugu
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