爆 - Dong Chinese dictionary

bào

crackle

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

暴 sound component

  Sound component

bào

  

violent

Evolution

爆 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
爆 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

bào

crackle, pop, burst, explode; to explode or burst; to quick fry or quick boil

Most common words with 爆
Freq.
Word
Meaning

爆炸

explosion

to explode or burst

爆发

to break out

引爆

to ignite

火爆

popular