Explode Ex*plode" ([e^]ks*pl[=o]d"), 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded. [1913 Webster]

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