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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Setting off an explosion.

Usage examples (28)
  • Things do not get better by being left alone. Unless they are adjusted, they explode with a shattering detonation.
  • Hoodathunk (sponsored by the FSM, Noodles for Freedom!) says: accidental detonation is about as likely as conservatives having an intelligent idea.
  • ROBERTS: In other words, you get what's called detonation, which can destroy an engine.
  • He thinks it was for the main detonation scene, where there’s a crowd of shoppers running down The Moor, and a nuke is exploded. for more
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