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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: increasing suddenly and with uncontrolled rapidity; "the
             world's exploding population"
      2: (of munitions) going off; "bursting bombs"; "an exploding
         nuclear device"; "a spectacular display of detonating
         anti-tank mines" [syn: bursting, detonating]