ex·​plod·​ed | \ ik-ˈsplō-dəd How to pronounce exploded (audio) \

Definition of exploded

: showing the parts separated but in correct relationship to each other an exploded view of a carburetor

Examples of exploded in a Sentence

an exploded view of an engine
Recent Examples on the Web Signs of a former life – a pair of women’s shoes, a notebook covered in hearts, shells from exploded ammunition – are untouched. Samya Kullab, The Christian Science Monitor, "'This is our history': In Mosul, life and resilience shines," 9 Dec. 2020 This is the same exploded whale carcass that earned national attention in the 1990s, regained fame in the early days of YouTube, and continues to captivate us to this day. oregonlive, "Oregon’s exploding whale, 50 years later: 10 ways to celebrate the big blast of blubber," 12 Nov. 2020 Bomb disposal officers in coveralls and visors stood over pieces of exploded ordinance. New York Times, "In Azerbaijan, a String of Explosions, Screams and Then Blood," 28 Oct. 2020 Investigators identified the tracking number from the exploded device. CBS News, "Inside the FBI's race to stop Austin, Texas, bombing spree," 20 Oct. 2020 Good luck sleeping after seeing wormy weirdness coming out of an exploded eye! Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "What to stream this weekend: 'Trolls World Tour,' Netflix's WWE family film and more," 10 Apr. 2020 Once a headquarters unit receives word from a minefield the enemy is present, friendly forces can dispatch ground troops, aircraft, or even call in artillery on the precise location of the exploded mine. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Is Building a Smarter Land Mine," 16 July 2019 Officials went to 25 Westford Lane at 11:50 a.m. for a report of an exploded one-inch gas line, according to the Acton Fire Department. BostonGlobe.com, "A falling icicle pierced a natural gas line in Acton on Monday, forcing people to evacuate a building as firefighters rushed to the scene.," 11 Dec. 2019 In 1992, astronomers found the first planets outside the solar system — but those orbited an exploded star, making them an unlikely place for life to exist. BostonGlobe.com, "“They really, sort of tell us something very essential — existential — about our place in the universe,” Ulf Danielsson, a member of the Nobel committee, said during an interview broadcast on the web.," 9 Oct. 2019

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exploded was in 1918

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“Exploded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exploded. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of exploded

technical : showing the parts of something separately but in correct relationship to each other

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