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deflagrate

[ def-luh-greyt ]
/ ˈdɛf ləˌgreɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), def·la·grat·ed, def·la·grat·ing.
to burn, especially suddenly and violently.
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Origin of deflagrate

1720–30; <Latin dēflagrātus (past participle of dēflagrāre to burn down), equivalent to dē-de- + flagr(āre) to burn + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM deflagrate

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

deflagrate
/ (ˈdɛfləˌɡreɪt, ˈdiː-) /

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 dēflagrāre, from de- + flagrāre to burn
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