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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Burn with great heat and intense light.

Usage examples (5)
  • The current induced in the secondary wire of a coil by the discharge of the condenser through the primary, was also sufficiently intense to deflagrate wires of...
  • They deflagrate when sprinkled on fused nitre, forming carbonate of potash.
  • This week's Word of the Week is actually two words - conflagrate and deflagrate.
  • In making this test the student must remember that sulphur and, in fact, all oxidisable bodies similarly deflagrate, but it is only in the case of carbon compounds that... for more
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