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deflagrate

[ def-luh-greyt ]
/ 藞d蓻f l蓹藢gre瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), def路la路grat路ed, def路la路grat路ing.
to burn, especially suddenly and violently.
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Origin of deflagrate

1720鈥30; <Latin d膿flagr膩tus (past participle of d膿flagr膩re to burn down), equivalent to d膿-de- + flagr(膩re) to burn + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM deflagrate

def路la路gra路ble, adjectivedef路la路gra路bil路i路ty, noundef路la路gra路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deflagrate

deflagrate
/ (藞d蓻fl蓹藢伞re瑟t, 藞di藧-) /

verb
to burn or cause to burn with great heat and light

Derived forms of deflagrate

deflagration, noun

Word Origin for deflagrate

C18: from Latin d膿flagr膩re, from de- + flagr膩re to burn
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