Definitions for explode
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word explode.
explode, detonate, blow up, set offverb
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 looseverb
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 upverb
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.
Etymology: 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).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: explodo, Latin.
Him old and young
Exploded, and had seiz’d with violent hands,
Had not a cloud descending snatch’d him thence
Unseen amid’ the throng. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi.
Thus was th’ applause they meant,
Turn’d to exploding hiss, triumph to shame,
Cast on themselves from their own mouths. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Old age explodes all but morality. Wentworth Dillon.
There is pretended, that a magnetical globe or terrella, being placed upon its poles, would have a constant rotation; but this is commonly exploded, as being against all experience. John Wilkins, Dædalus.
Shall that man pass for a proficient in Christ’s school, who would have been exploded in the school of Zeno or Epictetus. Robert South, Sermons.
Provided that no word, which a society shall give a sanction to, be afterwards antiquated and exploded, they may receive whatever new ones they shall find occasion for. Jonathan Swift, Letter to the Lord High Treasurer.
But late the kindled powder did explode
The massy ball, and the brass tube unload. Richard Blackmore.
An explosion is a rapid expansion in volume associated with an extreme outward release of energy, usually with the generation of high temperatures and release of high-pressure gases. Supersonic explosions created by high explosives are known as detonations and travel through shock waves. Subsonic explosions are created by low explosives through a slower combustion process known as deflagration.
To explode means to burst or shatter violently and noisily as a result of rapid combustion, excessive internal pressure, or other kind of reaction. In a figurative sense, it can also mean to increase or intensify suddenly and dramatically, or to express strong feelings suddenly and intensely.
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
Etymology: [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
Today you're bouncing off a 50-day moving average, which is a pure technical play. The fundamentals are improving a little bit because the situation in Ukraine did not explode. That was a concern over the weekend. Also, Greece hasn't fallen off the radar.
Were showing this hint that there is another population out there that we have yet to really probe in the search for black holes, people are trying to understand supernova explosions, how supermassive black stars explode, how the elements were formed in supermassive stars. So if we could reveal a new population of black holes, it would tell us more about which stars explode, which dont, which form black holes, which form neutron stars. It opens up a new area of study.
Wouldn't it be weird if the only way people could die was that their heads suddenly exploded without warning If there was simply no other cause of death One day you'd be sitting there having a hot chocolate, and suddenly your head would explode.
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost 100, get one million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
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- تفرقع, انفجرArabic
- избухвам, експлодирам, взривявамBulgarian
- esclatar, explotarCatalan, Valencian
- forkaste, springe, sprænge, eksplodere, afsløreDanish
- platzen, explodieren, sprengenGerman
- eksplodi, eksplodigiEsperanto
- explotar, reventar, explosionarSpanish
- räjäyttää, räjähtääFinnish
- détoner, exploserFrench
- esbourar, estourar, estouparGalician
- felrobbant, felrobban, leront, szétrobban, szétrobbant, megdönt, robban, robbantHungarian
- explozar, explozigarIdo
- springa, sprengjaIcelandic
- ontploffen, opblazen, exploderenDutch
- eksplodere, sprengeNorwegian
- wybuchnąć, wybuchaćPolish
- взрывать, взорвать, взорваться, взрыватьсяRussian
- explodera, sprängaSwedish
- పేలిపోవు, పేల్చివేయుTelugu
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