verb (exploded; exploding) Etymology: Latin explodere to drive off the stage by clapping, from ex- + plaudere to clap Date: 1605 transitive verb 1. archaic to drive from the stage by noisy disapproval 2. to bring into disrepute or discredit <
explode a theory
3. to cause to explode or burst noisily <
explode a bomb
intransitive verb 1. to burst forth with sudden violence or noise from internal energy: as a. to undergo a rapid chemical or nuclear reaction with the production of noise, heat, and violent expansion of gases <
dynamite explodes
b. to burst violently as a result of pressure from within 2. a. to give forth a sudden strong and noisy outburst of emotion <
exploded in anger
b. to move with sudden speed and force <
exploded from the starting gate
3. to increase rapidly <
the population of the city exploded
4. to suggest an explosion (as in appearance or effect) <
shrubs exploded with blossoms
exploder noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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