explode

Definitions:

  • To release mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy by the sudden production of gases in a confined space.
  • To burst violently as a result of internal pressure.
  • To shatter with a loud noise.
  • To make an emotional outburst.
  • To increase suddenly, sharply, and without control.
  • To change state or appearance suddenly.
  • To hit a golf ball out of a sand trap with a shot that scatters the sand.
  • To cause to release energy or burst violently and noisily.
  • To show to be false or unreliable.
  • To hit (a golf ball) out of a sand trap with an explosive shot.
  • To decry or reject with noise; express disapprobation of with noise or marks of contempt; hiss or hoot off: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="explode">explode</internalXref> a play or an actor.
  • To destroy the repute or demonstrate the fallacy of; disprove or bring into discredit or contempt; do away with: as, an <em>exploded</em> custom; an <em>exploded</em> hypothesis.
  • To cause to burst suddenly and noisily into an expanded or gaseous state, or into fragments, as gunpowder or the like, a steam-boiler, etc. See II.
  • To drive out with sudden violence and noise.
  • In <em>physiology</em>, to cause to break out or burst forth; bring into sudden action or manifestation; develop rapidly and violently.
  • To burst with force and noise, as gunpowder or an elastic fluid, through suddenly developed chemical reaction, as from the application of fire or friction.
  • To be broken up suddenly with a loud report by an internal force; fly into pieces with violence and noise from any cause, as a boiler from excessive pressure of steam, a bombshell from the expansion of its charge by heat, or a wheel from too rapid revolution.
  • To burst noisily into sudden activity; break out with loud noise from some internal force, or into violent outcry or speech, as from emotion: as, a geyser which <em>explodes</em> at regular intervals; to <em>explode</em> with rage or with laughter.
  • In <em>physiology</em>, to break out or burst forth; become suddenly manifest in operation or effect.
  • To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame.
  • 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.
  • To burst forth with sudden violence and noise.
  • To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily.
  • To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance.
  • To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate.
  • To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
  • To <xref>create</xref> an <xref>explosion</xref>, usually resulting in the <xref>destruction</xref> of an intended <xref>target</xref>.
  • To <xref>destroy</xref> <xref>violently</xref> or <xref>abruptly</xref>.
  • To create an <xref>exploded view</xref>.
  • To <xref>disprove</xref> or <xref>debunk</xref>.
  • To <xref>blast</xref>, to <xref>blow up</xref>, to burst, to <xref>detonate</xref>, to <xref>go off</xref>.
  • To make a <xref>violent</xref> or <xref>emotional</xref> <xref>outburst</xref>.
  • drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
  • show a violent emotional reaction
  • cause to burst with a violent release of energy
  • increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
  • destroy by exploding
  • cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
  • burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
  • burst outward, usually with noise
  • be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
  • show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
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