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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·plode /ɪkˈsplod/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·plode /ɪkˈsplod/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·plode v. i. [imp. & p. p. Exploded; p. pr. & vb. n. Exploding.]
 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·plode, v. t.
 1. To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play. [Obs.]
 Him old and young
 Exploded, and seized with violent hands.   --Milton.
 2. To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
    Old exploded contrivances of mercantile fraud.   --Burke.
    To explode and exterminate dark atheism.   --Bently.
 3. To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.
 4. To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
 But late the kindled powder did explode
 The massy ball and the brass tube unload.   --Blackmore.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb" [syn: detonate,
            blow up, set off]
      2: burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle
         exploded" [syn: burst] [ant: implode]
      3: show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when
         he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
      4: be unleashed; burst forth with violence or noise; "His anger
         exploded" [syn: burst forth, break loose]
      5: destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
      6: cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop
         consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
      7: drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
      8: show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make
      9: increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The
         population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent
         population irrupted" [syn: irrupt]