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

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On Vittoria [Ceretti] there was a jacket with an exploded rose at the hem. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“I Really Feel Quite Lucky”—Sarah Burton Reflects on Her Magical Career at Alexander McQueen," 30 May 2019 In one tragic instance in 2015 in Georgia, a 27-year-old Army veteran committed suicide after going into a PTSD attack from an exploded firework on Fourth of July. Andrew Craft, Fox News, "Fourth of July fireworks trigger PTSD symptoms in veterans," 4 July 2018 No foul play is suspected in the incident, and Manly says officials are working to determine whether an exploded propane tank caused the blaze. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Family of Five Killed in Apparent Cabin Explosion in Washington: 'The House Burst Into Flames'," 11 June 2018 Elena Bulgarea, a local police spokeswoman, said the accident occurred early Thursday when the driver lost control of the vehicle, possibly due to an exploded tire. Fox News, "Romania: 9 dead after van plunges into river," 5 Apr. 2018 Like the giant crepe paper flowers in the umbrella stand by the front door, or the library, where an exploded floral print covers the table and giant butterflies adorn the ottoman. Celia Barbour, House Beautiful, "A Historical Pennsylvania Home Is Refined and Casual All at Once," 14 Mar. 2018 Tuxedo suits emerged from the exploded bindings of red leather corsetry. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Fashion Parties With the French President," 6 Mar. 2018 One of his favorite panels shows a corpse with an exploded throat on an autopsy table. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Exhibit explores comic-book curiosities known as microcuentos," 24 Jan. 2018 First one grouse, a puff of exploded feathers, and the dead bird cartwheeled to earth. William Booth, Washington Post, "For Britain’s tweed-and-shotgun set, ‘It’s warfare.’ Over a bird on the moors.," 23 Dec. 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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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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