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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  Him  old  and  young  Exploded,  and  seized  with  violent 
  hands.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  bring  into  disrepute,  and  reject;  to  drive  from  notice 
  and  acceptance;  as  to  explode  a  scheme,  fashion,  or 
  doctrine. 
 
  Old  exploded  contrivances  of  mercantile  fraud. 
  --Burke. 
 
  To  explode  and  exterminate  dark  atheism.  --Bently. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  explode  or  burst  noisily;  to  detonate;  as  to 
  explode  powder  by  touching  it  with  fire. 
 
  4.  To  drive  out  with  violence  and  noise,  as  by  powder. 
 
  But  late  the  kindled  powder  did  explode  The  massy 
  ball  and  the  brass  tube  unload.  --Blackmore. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Explode  \Ex*plode"\,  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  To  burst  forth  with  sudden  violence  and  noise;  as  at 
  this  his  wrath  exploded. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  explode 
  v  1:  cause  to  explode;  "We  exploded  the  nuclear  bomb"  [syn:  {detonate}, 
  {blow  up},  {set  off}] 
  2:  burst  outward,  usually  with  noise;  "The  champagne  bottle 
  exploded"  [syn:  {burst}]  [ant:  {implode}] 
  3:  show  a  violent  emotional  reaction;  "The  boss  exploded  when 
  he  heard  of  the  resignation  of  the  secretary" 
  4:  be  unleashed;  burst  forth  with  violence  or  noise,  as  of  an 
  emotion  or  an  expression  of  emotion;  "His  anger  exploded" 
  [syn:  {burst  forth},  {break  loose}] 
  5:  "I  could  hear  rifles  explode" 
  6:  destroy  by  exploding:  "The  enemy  destroyed  the  bridge" 
  7:  cause  to  burst  as  a  result  of  air  pressure;  of  stop 
  consonants  like  /p/,  /t/,  and  /k/ 
  8:  drive  from  the  stage  by  noisy  disapproval 
  9:  show  to  be  baseless,  or  refute  and  make  obsolete,  as  of  a 
  new  theory  or  claim 
  10:  increase  rapidly  and  in  an  uncontrolled  manner;  "The 
  population  of  India  is  exploding" 




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