Origin of detonate
OTHER WORDS FROM detonatedet·o·na·ble [det-n-uh-buhl], /ˈdɛt n ə bəl/, det·o·nat·a·ble, adjectivedet·o·na·bil·i·ty, det·o·nat·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·det·o·nat·ing, adjectiveun·det·o·nat·ed, adjective
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How to use detonate in a sentence
Any one of them could have—and still may—detonate the deal if the negotiated plan falls apart.
Another way would be to fly a grenade immediately to where the enemy is positioned, detonating it on contact.The US Marines are testing flying, remote-controlled grenades|Rob Verger|July 13, 2021|Popular-Science
The leak in Amuay, Venezuela, was slow but kept leaking for more than an hour before the vapor detonated.Engineers raise alarms over the risk of major explosions at LNG plants|Will Englund|June 3, 2021|Washington Post
Instead, a man detonated 80 pounds of explosives as part of an elaborate gender-reveal party stunt, the Kingston Police Department told the New Hampshire Union Leader.
The first H-bomb, detonated by the United States in 1952, was 1,000 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.How matter’s hidden complexity unleashed the power of nuclear physics|Emily Conover|April 8, 2021|Science News
His target splits with a satisfying rumble, and then the fragments detonate as he strafes them with more bullets.
Operators on the ground chose to detonate the rocket shortly after launch once it was established that there were problems.Harry Potter Raps, The Catcalls Heard ‘Round the World and More Viral Videos|Alex Chancey|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was referring to the lone wolves such as ISIS is now urging online to detonate pipe bombs in Times Square.The Loser Who Wanted to Be the ISIS Agent Next Door|Michael Daly|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Al-Shahzad failed to properly detonate his bomb and was reported to the New York police by a Muslim-American street vendor.
That a suicide bomber will detonate himself in the middle of Fifth Avenue?
He then unscrewed the fuze and threw it away before it could detonate the shell.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher
They are very difficult to detonate, and if set on fire do not explode like gunpowder.
The depth-charge had fouled a trailing wire from some of my ‘stage scenery sky’ and been dragged along to detonate close astern.Sea-Hounds|Lewis R. Freeman
I decided to send three balls down each, leave 12 in the cavern, then detonate them all at once.The Airlords of Han|Philip Francis Nowlan
In fact guncotton in the colloid state may be hammered on an anvil, and, as a rule, only the portion struck will detonate or fire.