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delayed-action

[dih-leyd-ak-shuh n] /dɪˈleɪdˈæk ʃən/
adjective
1.
(of an explosive projectile) exploding some time after hitting the target.
Also, delay-action
[dih-ley-ak-shuh n] /dɪˈleɪˈæk ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of delayed-action
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • Its a sort of delayed-action psychosis which goes off with a bang.

    The Fifth-Dimension Tube William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The projectile carries a bursting charge of a high explosive, and this charge is detonated by a delayed-action fuse.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell

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