detonate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To explode or trigger to explode.
    • To cause to explode; to cause burning or inflame with a rapid report.
  • verb:
    • To explode; to inflate. Particularly, to combust supersonically via shock compression.
    • resulting in an explosion.
    • cause to burst with a violent launch of energy
    • explosion and release energy as through a violent substance or real effect
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To explode with an abrupt report.
  • others:
    • resulting in to explode; especially, resulting in to explode with great suddenness with a loud report.
    • To explode with great suddenness along with a loud sound: as, niter detonates with sulphur.

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