Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Archaic To explode.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To burst with a loud report; to explode.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To burst with a loud report; to explode.
  • transitive v. To discharge; to explode.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To burst with a loud report; explode.
  • To cause to burst with a loud report; explode.

Etymologies

Latin displ┼Źdere : dis-, dis- + plaudere, to clap, beat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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