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Definitions of explode

  1. To burst with violence and a loud report. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To burst; drive out violently; flash up noisily, as, gunpowder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To disprove utterly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cause to burst from a solid to a gaseous state; refute or disprove; do away with; demolish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To cry down, as an actor: to bring into disrepute, and reject. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To bring into disrepute; burst; cause to make an explosion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as gunpowder explodes. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To burst forth with sudden noise and violence; collapse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To burst with a loud report. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To burst or expand suddenly with noise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. show to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete, as of a new theory or claim Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. drive from the stage by noisy disapproval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/ Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. "I could hear rifles explode" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. To express disapprobation of, with hooting; to hiss off the stage; to condemn; to reject. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; to cause to burst, as gunpowder; to drive from notice; to cry down, as a fashion or an opinion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for explode

  1. Never gave him a thought again until this mornin' I hears Mr. Robert explode over something he's just read in the paper. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  2. All vanity aside, he had dropped a bomb under the feet of John Mark, and some day the bomb might explode – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
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