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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  exploding 
  adj  1:  increasing  suddenly  and  with  uncontrolled  rapidity;  "the 
  world's  exploding  population" 
  2:  (of  munitions)  going  off  "bursting  bombs";  "an  exploding 
  nuclear  device";  "a  spectacular  display  of  detonating 
  anti-tank  mines"  [syn:  {bursting},  {detonating}] 




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