Meaning of EXPLODE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈsplōd ]


( ex·plod·ed ; ex·plod·ing )

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 explode s

b. : to burst violently as a result of pressure from within


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

• ex·plod·er noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.