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plaud-, plaus-, plod-, plos- (Latin: applause, to clap, strike, beat, to clap the hands).

Originally a theatrical word applied to an actor, meaning to drive him off the stage by making noise; drive out, reject: to drive off (the stage) by clapping. By extension, to drive out with violence and sudden noise, and then the sense of to go off with a loud noise, as a bomb does. "The change of the Latin diphthong au to long o is due to dialectal influence."

A comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language
by Ernest Klein
(New York: Elsevier Publishing Co., 1967).

1. To clap the hands in expression of approbation; hence, to express approval in any loud or lively manner.
2. To express agreement with; assent to a thing as worthy of praise.
1. Approbation loudly expressed; acclamation.
2. Demonstrative approbation, marked approval or commendation.
Clapped together, put together.
1.To drive out or discharge with explosive violence.
2. To burst with a noise; to explode; hence disploded, disploding.
Explosive discharge.
1. . To clap and hoot (a player, play, etc.) off the stage; hence, generally to drive away with expressions of disapprobation; to cry down; to banish ignominiously.
2. To reject with scorn; such as, an opinion, proposal, custom.
3. Driven forth with violence and sudden noise.
4. To blow up or burst with a sudden release of chemical or nuclear energy and a loud noise.
5. To burst like a bomb or shatter into many pieces, or cause something to burst or shatter.
6. To appear or start as suddenly and forcefully as an explosion.
1. One who rejects (a doctrine, etc.); one who denies the existence of (something).
2. Something which bursts with a loud noise.
That which is capable of exploding; a contrivance that can cause an explosion; such as, exploding gunpowder, gas, etc.
1. Capable of exploding, or likely to explode.
2. Happening or appearing suddenly and dramatically.
1. The action of treating with scorn, rejecting (a notion, system, etc.); rejection.
2. The action of driving out, or of issuing forth, with violence and noise; an instance of the same.
3. The action of going off with a loud noise under the influence of suddenly developed internal energy; an instance of this; also used in reference to electric discharges or to a boiler, bomb, gun, etc. The action of suddenly bursting or flying in pieces from a similar cause.
Tending to drive something forth with violence and noise.
The quality of being explosive; tendency to explode.
implode, imploding:
1. To burst inwards.
2. To collapse inwardly with force, as a result of external pressure being greater than the internal pressure, or to cause something to collapse inwardly.
implosive, implosively:
Indicating or relating to violent inward collapse.
1. The bursting inward of a vessel or structure from external pressure that is greater than the internal pressure.
Indicating or relating to violent inward collapse.
Not explosive; not liable to or capable of exploding.
plaudit, plaudits:
An act, or acts, of applauding; a round of applause; a clapping of the hands, or other audible expression of approval or praise; hence, any emphatic expression of approval From Latin plaudite "applaud!" from plaudere, from the customary appeals to the audience made by Roman actors at the end of a play to show approval [sounds familiar even for today].
1. An appeal for applause at the conclusion of a play or other performance. Now only as Latin.
2. A round of applause (plaudit).
Applauding, applausive, laudatory.
To stamp with the feet.