Violent vs Explode - What's the difference?

violent | explode |

In context|transitive|archaic|lang=en terms the difference between violent and explode

is that violent is (archaic) to urge with violence while explode is (archaic) to disprove or debunk.

As verbs the difference between violent and explode

is that violent is (archaic) to urge with violence while explode is to create an explosion, usually resulting in the destruction of an intended target.

As a adjective violent

is involving extreme force or motion.

As a noun violent

is (obsolete) an assailant.




  • Involving extreme force or motion.
  • A violent wind ripped the branch from the tree.
  • Involving physical conflict.
  • We would rather negotiate, but we will use violent means if needed.
  • Likely to use physical force.
  • The escaped prisoners are considered extremely violent .
  • Intensely vivid.
  • The artist expressed his emotional theme through violent colors.
  • (obsolete) Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural.
  • * Shakespeare
  • These violent delights have violent ends.
  • * T. Burnet
  • No violent state can be perpetual.
  • * Milton
  • Ease would recant / Vows made in pain, as violent and void.


    * peaceful


    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To urge with violence.
  • (Fuller)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An assailant.
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    Alternative forms

    * asplode, esplode (all non-standard)


  • To destroy with an explosion.
  • The assassin exploded the car by means of a car bomb.
  • To destroy violently or abruptly.
  • They sought to explode the myth.
  • To create an exploded view.
  • Explode the assembly drawing so that all the fasteners are visible.
  • (archaic) To disprove or debunk.
  • *, II, 344
  • Astrology is required by many famous physiciansdoubted of, and exploded by others.
  • To blast, to blow up, to burst, to detonate, to go off.
  • The bomb explodes .
  • (figuratively) To make a violent or emotional outburst.
  • She exploded when I criticised her hat.
  • * 1902 , Albert R. Carman, “My Bridal Trip” (short story), in The Canadian Magazine , Volume 20, Number 1 (November 1902), page 15:
  • “Nonsense!” Jack exploded at me. “Why Miss Bertram here knocked that theory into a cocked hat coming over on the train.”
  • (computing, programming, PHP) To break (a delimited string of text) into several smaller strings by removing the separators.
  • * 2004 , Hugh E. Williams, ?David Lane, Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL
  • The third check uses the exploded data stored in the array $parts and the function checkdate() to test if the date is a valid calendar date.
  • To decompress (data) that was previously imploded.
  • * 1992 , "Steve Tibbett", PKZIP Implode compression/decompression.'' (on newsgroup ''comp.compression )
  • I'm looking for some code that will implode data using the PKZIP method.. and explode it. PKWare sells an object that you can link with that does the job, and we have licensed this, but we are now writing 32 bit code for MS-DOS and the PKWare stuff won't work


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