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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction; Cause to burst with a violent release of energy.

Usage examples (26)
  • Leland: When I first read "a pressure switch in the seat to denote a person", I thought you wrote "detonate".
  • The mine will "detonate" with 10lbs of pressure, and will produce a loud report.
  • With power already supplied, the only thing that’s needed to detonate is to complete the electrical circuit.
  • 'detonate' folk usually take notice, get all scared like because they are not used to me using explosive words. for more
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