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Meaning of DETONATION

Pronunciation:  `det'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of detonating an explosion
  2. [n]  a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
 

DETONATION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: explosion
 
 See Also: backfire, big bang, blast, blowback, burst, discharge, explosion, fragmentation, inflation, percussion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Det`o*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]tonation.]
An explosion or sudden report made by the instantaneous
decomposition or combustion of unstable substances' as, the
detonation of gun cotton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: backfire, bang, bark, blast, blowout, blowup, boom, bowshot, bullet, burst, cannon, crack, discharge, ejection, explosion, flare, flash, fulguration, fulmination, fusillade, gun, gunfire, gunshot, pop, potshot, report, salvo, shot, spray, stoneshot, tattoo, volley
 

 

 

 

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