So I have a project to do and I have searched EVERYWHERE online. What is the root word for "Explode"? I already know 'ex' means 'out of', but I'm not sure that 'plode' is a real root word--Or even a WORD!I need help ASAP, so even if you have a guess/idea, please answer back!
Since you say you already searched everywhere online, this may be information you already have, but I'll risk giving it anyway. I found it by Googling for "etymology explode" and from there looking at one of the results near the top, namely: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/explode. But the Google results page itself provides the details too:
"plode" seems to be rooted in the Latin "plaudere", to clap.