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ex·plode

 (ĭk-splōd′)
v. ex·plod·ed, ex·plod·ing, ex·plodes
v.intr.
1. To release mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy by the sudden production of gases in a confined space: The bomb exploded.
2. To burst violently as a result of internal pressure.
3. To shatter with a loud noise: The vase exploded into tiny pieces when it hit the floor.
4. To make an emotional outburst: My neighbor exploded in rage at the trespassers.
5. To increase suddenly, sharply, and without control: The population level in this area has exploded during the past 12 years.
6. To change state or appearance suddenly: Over the weekend the trees exploded with color.
7. Sports To hit a golf ball out of a sand trap with a shot that scatters the sand.
v.tr.
1. To cause to release energy or burst violently and noisily: The children exploded three firecrackers.
2. To show to be false or unreliable: explode a hypothesis.
3. Sports To hit (a golf ball) out of a sand trap with an explosive shot.

[Latin explōdere, to drive out by clapping : ex-, ex- + plaudere, to clap.]

ex·plod′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exploded - showing the parts of something separated but in positions that show their correct relation to one another; "the manufacturer provided an exploded view of the apparatus"
unconnected - not joined or linked together
Translations

exploded

adj exploded diagramExplosionszeichnung f; exploded viewEinzelteildarstellung f, → Explosionsdarstellung f
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Since we knew nothing about the bomb, and since a bomb actually was exploded, and since the authorities had prepared in advance for the explosion, it is only fair to conclude that the Iron Heel did know.
The instant after a shell exploded in the garden outside, within a few yards of the window.
What puzzled the police was the fact, not merely that he had been shot with his own revolver, but that the revolver had been exploded in the drawer of his desk.
The worthy father had soon a satisfactory proof of the truth of their information, for the very place was found where a rock had burst and exploded from its entrails a stony mass, like a bomb-shell, and of the size of a bull's heart.
At the last a charge of gunpowder was fired, and the concussion exploded the dynamite.
Jerry had just gained the doorway when the shell exploded.
If, instead of this remark, my father had taken the pains to explain to me that the principles of Agrippa had been entirely exploded and that a modern system of science had been introduced which possessed much greater powers than the ancient, because the powers of the latter were chimerical, while those of the former were real and practical, under such circumstances I should certainty have thrown Agrippa aside and have contented my imagination, warmed as it was, by returning with greater ardour to my former studies.
     The man's mill had exploded.
A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes," answered the Roman Candle in a low whisper; and the Cracker nearly exploded with laughter.
The bullet striking the wooden casing of the window exploded, blowing a hole completely through the wood and masonry.
His revolver exploded harmlessly in the air, and then another hand wrenched it from him and hurled it far into the underbrush.
The wounded terrier exploded in a futile snap at Michael's tongue and nose.