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explode

[ ik-splohd ]
/ 瑟k藞splo蕣d /
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Definition of explode

verb (used without object), ex路plod路ed, ex路plod路ing.
verb (used with object), ex路plod路ed, ex路plod路ing.
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Origin of explode

1530鈥40; <Latin expl艒dere to drive off by clapping, drive away, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + plod- variant stem of plaudere to clap, beat

OTHER WORDS FROM explode

ex路plod路er, nounpre路ex路plode, verb, pre路ex路plod路ed, pre路ex路plod路ing.un路ex路plod路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for explode

explode
/ (瑟k藞spl蓹蕣d) /

verb
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Derived forms of explode

exploder, noun

Word Origin for explode

C16: from Latin expl艒dere to drive off by clapping, hiss (an actor) off, from ex- 1 + plaudere to clap
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