displode

[ dis-plohd ]
/ dɪsˈploʊd /

verb (used with or without object), dis·plod·ed, dis·plod·ing. Archaic.

to explode.

Nearby words

  1. display type,
  2. displayed,
  3. displease,
  4. displeased,
  5. displeasure,
  6. displosion,
  7. displume,
  8. displuviate,
  9. disport,
  10. disposable

Origin of displode

1660–70; < Latin displōdere, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + -plōdere, combining form of plaudere to clap

Related formsdis·plo·sion [dis-ploh-zhuh n] /dɪsˈploʊ ʒən/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for displode

displode

/ (dɪsˈpləʊd) /

verb

an obsolete word for explode

Word Origin for displode

C17: from Latin displōdere from dis- 1 + plaudere to clap

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