Explode

Ex*plode"

, v. t. 1. To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play. [Obs.]
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Him old and young
Exploded, and seized with violent hands.
Milton.
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2. To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
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Old exploded contrivances of mercantile fraud.
Burke.
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To explode and exterminate dark atheism.
Bently.
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3. To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.
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4. To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
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But late the kindled powder did explode
The massy ball and the brass tube unload.
Blackmore.
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