deflagration definition

  • noun:
    • The act of deflagrating; an intense fire; a conflagration or surge. Especially, combustion that spreads subsonically via thermal conduction.
    • A burning up; conflagration.
    • The work or procedure of deflagrating.
    • A kindling or establishing on fire; burning; combustion.
    • particularly— Oxidation because of the fast burning of a substance, went to with an exceptionally sudden development of fire and vapor. It is accomplished by blending the compound with potassium chlorate or nitrate (niter), and projecting the combination in small portions at the same time into a red-hot crucible.
    • The quick combustion of metals by the electric spark.
    • burning that propagates through a gas or over the surface of an explosive at an immediate price driven because of the transfer of heat

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