Explode
Explode Ex*plode", v. t. 1. To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Him old and young Exploded, and seized with violent hands. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine. [1913 Webster]

Old exploded contrivances of mercantile fraud. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

To explode and exterminate dark atheism. --Bently. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire. [1913 Webster]

4. To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder. [1913 Webster]

But late the kindled powder did explode The massy ball and the brass tube unload. --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]


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