[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM deflagratedef·la·gra·ble, adjectivedef·la·gra·bil·i·ty, noundef·la·gra·tion, noun
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How to use deflagrate in a sentence
Gunpowder is exploded by deflagration, by means of a fuze, and exerts a comparatively slow and rending force.
It was during this period of deflagration and dry rot that the Eastern owners of the railroad lost heart.The Taming of Red Butte Western|Francis Lynde
The case is the same when this Salt is alkalizated by deflagration.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
The story of the prints and their deflagration may be true, but it is very questionable if they were for royal use.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
The thin wires are stretched between the balls, and the lower one is in course of deflagration.The Boy's Playbook of Science|John Henry Pepper
British Dictionary definitions for deflagrate
/ (ˈdɛfləˌɡreɪt, ˈdiː-) /
to burn or cause to burn with great heat and light
Derived forms of deflagratedeflagration, noun
Word Origin for deflagrate
C18: from Latin dēflagrāre, from de- + flagrāre to burn
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