Definitions of explode

  1. To burst with violence and a loud report.
  2. To burst; drive out violently; flash up noisily, as, gunpowder.
  3. To disprove utterly.
  4. To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play.
  5. To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
  6. To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.
  7. To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
  8. To cause to burst from a solid to a gaseous state; refute or disprove; do away with; demolish.
  9. To cry down, as an actor: to bring into disrepute, and reject.
  10. To bring into disrepute; burst; cause to make an explosion.
  11. To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as gunpowder explodes.
  12. 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.
  13. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded.
  14. To burst forth with sudden noise and violence; collapse.
  15. To burst with a loud report.
  16. To burst or expand suddenly with noise.
  17. destroy by exploding; " The enemy exploded the bridge"
  18. show to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete, as of a new theory or claim
  19. show a violent emotional reaction; " The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
  20. drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
  21. cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like / p/, / t/, and / k/
  22. " I could hear rifles explode"
  23. show ( a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
  24. To express disapprobation of, with hooting; to hiss off the stage; to condemn; to reject.
  25. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; to cause to burst, as gunpowder; to drive from notice; to cry down, as a fashion or an opinion.