verb (used with or without object), def·la·grat·ed, def·la·grat·ing.
Origin of deflagrate
Examples from the Web for deflagrate
They deflagrate when sprinkled on fused nitre, forming carbonate of potash.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
They deflagrate like the chlorates when heated with combustibles.
Like the nitrates, they deflagrate with inflammable substances, but with greater facility and violence.
Another portion of the residue should deflagrate when saturated with an alkali and projected upon live coals.Legal Chemistry|A. Naquet
The matches tipped with it deflagrate with a snapping noise.