Exploded
Explode Ex*plode" ([e^]ks*pl[=o]d"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Exploded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exploding}.] [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}.] 1. To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as, gunpowder explodes. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • exploded — exploded; un·exploded; …   English syllables

  • exploded — ex|plod|ed [ıkˈspləudıd US ˈsplou ] adj technical an exploded drawing, model etc shows the parts of something separately but in a way that shows how they are related or put together →↑unexploded ▪ an exploded diagram of an engine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • exploded — ex|plod|ed [ ık sploudəd ] adjective TECHNICAL an exploded picture, model, or view shows the parts of something separately but in a way that makes clear how they are connected or put together: an exploded view of a diesel engine …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exploded — adjective technical an exploded drawing, model etc shows the parts of something separately but in a way that shows how they are related or put together: an exploded diagram of an engine …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • exploded — UK [ɪkˈspləʊdɪd] / US [ɪkˈsploʊdəd] adjective formal an exploded picture, model, or view shows the parts of something separately but in a way that makes clear how they are connected or put together an exploded view of a diesel engine …   English dictionary

  • exploded — adjective Date: 1944 showing the parts separated but in correct relationship to each other < an exploded view of a carburetor > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exploded — adjective showing the parts of something separated but in positions that show their correct relation to one another the manufacturer provided an exploded view of the apparatus • Similar to: ↑unconnected …   Useful english dictionary

  • exploded — Synonyms and related words: belied, confounded, confuted, contested, deflated, denied, disbelieved, discarded, discredited, dismissed, disproved, disputed, doubted, exposed, impugned, invalidated, mistrusted, moot, negated, negatived, overthrown …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exploded — adj. shattered, burst, detonated, destroyed, blown to pieces; parts illustrated separately but in proper relation to one another (in a technical drawing) ex·plode || ɪk spləʊd v. blow up; be blown up; shatter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exploded — adjective (of a diagram) showing the components of a mechanism in the normal relative positions but slightly separated from each other. → explode …   English new terms dictionary

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