To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as, gunpowder explodes.
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.
To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded.
To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play.
To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.
To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
be unleashed; burst forth with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
To burst suddenly and violently.